Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
uses telepresence technology to transmit data in real time to a shore-based hub where the video is then transmitted to a number of Exploration Command Centers located around the country as well as to any Internet-enabled device. Access to the video combined with a suite of Internet-based collaboration tools allow scientists on shore to join the operation in real time and allows the general public to follow the expedition online. Download larger version (jpg, 1.1 MB).