INDEX 2010: “Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region”

Mission Overview

In June to August 2010, an international team led by scientists from the United States and Indonesia collaborated to explore the depths of Indonesian waters. The expedition, Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region (INDEX 2010), featured a number of firsts, including the maiden voyage of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, the first joint Indonesia-United States ocean exploration expedition, and the first joint international mission with two ships sending live video to scientists in Exploration Command Centers ashore.

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Video Highlights

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Dive 6: Chimaera

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July 10 Highlights

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Dive 12: Sea Cucumber

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