Ocean Exploration Seminars

These interactive talks for all interested ocean explorers highlighted various aspects of ocean exploration.


2021 Technology Demonstration Livestream

May 5, 2021

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 435 MB).

This livestream introduced the 2021 Technology Demonstration and featured ocean explorers from across disciplines. Expedition Coordinator Mike White of NOAA Ocean Exploration, Meredith Everett of the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Russell Smith of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Tim Shank of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discuss the technologies to be tested during the expedition and the potential of these technologies for improving our collective understanding of both the ocean here on Earth, as well as oceans on other planets.

 


Unexpected Finds

May 21, 2020

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 199 MB).

Expedition Coordinator Kasey Cantwell explained what it takes to build and lead a NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research expedition, how remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations aid our mission, and some of her favorite unexpected finds and surprise encounters in the deep sea. The talk was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

 


The Water Column

May 7, 2020

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 90.3 MB).

Join Dr. Adrienne Copeland of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research on a journey through the water column. This vast open space makes up over 95 percent of the total livable volume on Earth, yet is largely unknown. How do we explore this area, what do we find there, and why is it important? The talk was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

 


Exploring the Deep Ocean World

April 30, 2020

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download larger version (mp4, 500 MB).

NOAA scientist Katharine Egan presented the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research's approach to deep-sea exploration. Why do we explore the deep, how do we do it, and what do we hope to learn? The talk was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.