NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Participation

Welcome! We are excited to have you participate in expeditions on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer with the NOAA Office of Exploration and Research! Below are some links necessary to participate in expeditions either from shore or while sailing aboard the Okeanos Explorer.

General Okeanos Explorer Information

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2019 Overview

Learn about planned expeditions for October 2018 - September 2019, during which a team of NOAA and external partners will conduct multiple expeditions to map and explore poorly known deepwater areas across the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

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Introduction to Operations with NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Learn about the principles of ocean exploration, science equipment and capabilities, remote science participation via telepresence, engagement activities, and expedition data access associated with the Okeanos in this video.

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Sampling Operations

Learn about exploration sampling processes, procedures, and products.

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Information for Cruise Participants

Shore-based Participants

The information on this page will help you to participate in an Okeanos Explorer expedition remotely, from shore.

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Sailing Participants

This page includes important information for team members sailing on Okeanos expeditions.

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Opportunities to Get Involved

Through the use of telepresence, far more people are able to participate in Okeanos expeditions than with a more “traditional” research cruise, providing many opportunities to get involved. Visit this page to learn more about how to get involved in the two primary types of Okeanos cruises conducted – mapping exploration and remotely operated vehicle cruises.

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