Usually hub of activity during an ROV dive, the control room is a bit different during mapping operations. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014. Download larger version (jpg, 510 KB).
Unfortunately, we had to call today’s dive due to poor weather conditions. We spent the weather day collecting high-resolution sonar data over the New England Seamounts that fall within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Okeanos Explorer’s engineering team used the time to troubleshoot some technical difficulties that we have experienced during the last few dives. Hopefully, we will have better weather tomorrow and will be able to conduct remotely operated vehicle operations at Retriever Seamount.