Live Video Streams:

2019 Southeastern U.S. Deep-sea Exploration – Remotely Operated Vehicle and Mapping Operations

October 31 - November 20, 2019

From October 31 through November 20, 2019, NOAA and partners will conduct mapping and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the Southeastern U.S. continental margin, along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The expedition will start in Miami, Florida, and end in Key West, Florida.

All things permitting, video from ROV dives will be streamed online daily in real time from November 1 to November 19, from approximately 8:30 am to 4:00 pm ET. Dive sites are expected to include deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, midwater habitats, biogenic mounds, unique geologic features, and other poorly known deepwater habitats.




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Latest Status Updates from the Okeanos Explorer

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Use of the live streams is an important component of the Okeanos Explorer’s mission. Depending on the exploration and operations at hand, content and availability of the video feeds will change. Tune in often to catch all the action aboard America's Ship for Ocean Exploration! All video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

All views and opinions expressed in this video feed are those of the speaker and are not attributable to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or other federal agency.


Troubleshooting the Audio & Video Feeds

Note regarding audio: Audio is only available during dives, when the ROVs are in the water. Live video will stream off the ship with audio from the ROV pilots and audio from the ship-to-shore science conversation. To hear more or less of one of these conversations, adjust the audio settings on your computer to shift the balance right or left, for more science and less pilots or vice versa. On a PC, you can do this through the "Speaker/Headphones" properties, which can be accessed by clicking on the speaker icon (next to the the clock) and then clicking on the "Levels" tab or by going to your Control Panel, selecting "Hardware and Sound," and selecting "Sound." On a Mac, select System Preferences, Sound, and Output.

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact us.


What Are You Seeing?

When the Okeanos Explorer is underway on an expedition, this page will broadcast streams from the ship. What is being shown on the different video streams may change depending on the exploration and operations at hand; check the table below for information about the current display and/or the status updates above for information about operations.

Note that occassionally on the feeds, you will see two red dots – these laser points are 10 centimeters (almost four inches) apart and are used by scientists to determine the sizes of things that they are seeing.

View from the Starboard ROBO Camera. View from the Port ROBO Camera. Camera view from the NOAA ROV. Camera view from the Seirios Camera Sled.

Starboard ROBO Camera.

Port ROBO Camera.

Camera view from the Deep Discoverer ROV.

Camera view from the Seirios Camera Sled.

View from the Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen. View from the Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen. View from the Control Room Camera. View from the Dry Lab Camera.

Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen.

Quad view from Okeanos Explorer.

Control Room Camera.

Dry Lab Camera.