NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer at sea. Image courtesy of Art Howard/NOAA OER. Download larger version (jpg, 11 MB).

Current Operations:

In Port: North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Following the successful completion of Leg 2 of the Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada expedition, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Our next mission will start October 6, 2019, and will focus on the collection of mapping data along the southeast coast of the United States. Live video of dives will start again in November 2019.

About the Ship

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Meet the Ship

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is the only federal vessel dedicated to exploring our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge about the deep ocean.

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NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Personnel

Meet the Team

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated by the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and civilians as part of the fleet managed by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. Mission equipment is operated by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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Ten Years of Collecting Ocean Exploration Data from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Ten Years of Collecting Ocean Exploration Data

Since the first ocean exploration data was collected from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in 2009, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has led expeditions on the ship around the globe.

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Browse Expeditions

Follow expeditions on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer while underway or retrace past expeditions. For each expedition, you'll find information ranging from mission plans and background essays to educational materials, expedition updates, and imagery.

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