From September 10-16, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer participated in the Star-Spangled Spectacular. More than 2,000 people visited and toured the ship during our time in Baltimore. Here, Okeanos and National Aquarium visitors view the fireworks display over the Inner Harbor. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014. Download larger version (jpg, 1.4 MB).
Welcome back! After an exceptionally successful week in Baltimore, Okeanos Explorer spent the day heading out of Chesapeake Bay towards the Atlantic submarine canyons. We would like to thank the more than 2,000 visitors who toured the ship during the Star-Spangled Spectacular and we hope you will be following along with this cruise from home. Our team spent today's transit unpacking, familiarizing new personnel with the ship, and preparing for the first dive, which is planned for September 18.