Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin

Live Video | Daily Updates | Mission Logs | Photos & Videos | Education | Background | Media Resources

From April 27 – May 19, 2017, NOAA and partners will conduct a telepresence-enabled expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas as it transits across the northern portion of the Cook Islands, with focused work in the vicinity of both the Jarvis Island and Kingman/Palmyra units of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, prior to returning to Honolulu. Read more...

mission logs

D2 exploring


background essays

Graduates and students of Kamehameha School onboard the Itasca, 4th expedition, January 1936.


kids doing an activity


photos & videos

whale shark