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 March 7 – 29, 2017, NOAA and partners will conduct an ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the Howland and Baker Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.Read more
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument provides broad-scale protections to marine ecosystems within its boundaries.Read more
When the marine reserve in the Phoenix Islands was first designated in 2008, nearly nothing was known about the status of deepwater biological communities in this area.Read more
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet, representing a no-take marine protected area of 405,755 square kilometers.Read more