NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Participation

Welcome! We are excited to have you participate in expeditions with the NOAA Office of Exploration and Research in 2018! Below are some links necessary to participate in expeditions either from shore or while sailing aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

General Okeanos Explorer Information

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2018 Overview
Learn more about planned expeditions for October 2017 - September 2018, during which a team of NOAA and external partners will conduct a series of expeditions to explore the deep waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic.


Introduction to Operations with NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
Learn more 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.


Sampling Operations
Learn more about exploration sampling processes, procedures, and products.


Information for Cruise Participants

Shore-based Participants
Use the information below to participate in an Okeanos Explorer expedition remotely, from shore.


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


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 during a field season – mapping exploration and remotely operated vehicle cruises.



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