From August 6 through August 20, 2019, NOAA and partners will conduct the first leg of the Deep Connections 2019 expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic continental margin. This leg will focus on the collection of seafloor and water column data using the Okeanos Explorer’s advanced mapping systems. Remotely operated vehicle dives will be conducted during Leg 2 of the mission, which starts on August 26. Learn more here.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more