Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013.
Telepresence allows a variety of institutions to use the live feeds from the ship in their educational and outreach programming. Here the South Carolina Aquarium hosted NOAA scientists as well as aquarium visitors during part of the expedition. Scientists were able to engage with the public and answer questions as they joined the expedition together. Download larger version (jpg, 76 KB).