ROV team members take advantage of a small window of decent weather to do maintenance on camera platform Seirios. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014. Download larger version (jpg, 2.7 MB).
Today’s dive was canceled due to poor weather conditions. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer spent the day collecting sonar data to inform U.S. Geological Survey and fisheries scientists about geohazards and fish movement in the region. Our at-sea team spent the day catching up on paperwork and rest, working on vehicle improvements, and planning for future operations. Our shore-side team enjoyed one of the many benefits of telepresence: Not having to ride out bad weather. We will spend the rest of the night mapping and will be on station bright and early tomorrow morning at Nantucket Canyon for the final dive of the cruise.