The essays below will help you to understand the goals and objectives of the mission and provide additional context and information about the places being explored and the science, tools, and technologies being used.
By Michael Ford, Lora Clarke, and Stephanie Oakes
While the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer makes its way from Hawaii, mapping the deep ocean, it will have a shadow.Read more
By Michael Fordand Miriam Goldstein
The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will be passing through the Pacific Ocean “Garbage Patch,” an area in the North Pacific Ocean containing high marine debris concentration.Read more