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.
From April 9 to April 30, 2015, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore largely uncharted deep-sea ecosystems and seafloor in the vicinity of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Read more
¡Bienvenidos a NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer! Durante las próximas tres semanas, Abril 9-30, la Okeanos Explorer será explorar los hábitats de aguas profundas cerca de Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU.Read more
The island of Puerto Rico lies in a dynamic plate-boundary zone between two tectonic plates: the North American and the northeast corner of the Caribbean plate.Read more
The snapper-grouper complex consists of several fishes from at least 10 families (including snappers, groupers, grunts, porgies, tilefish) that are fished both commercially and recreationally throughout the Caribbean.Read more
We've assembled information about the members of the science and remotely operated vehicle teams who are physically onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and whose voices you are likely to hear most often when watching the live video.Read more
Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs: Leg 2 was the second of three exploration cruises of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in the Caribbean in the 2015 field season. The primary focus of this cruise was high-resolution mapping of areas near Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Trench.Read more
From February 24 – March 11, 2015, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted a mapping expedition, beginning in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Read more