Follow along as participants in the cruise provide updates and reflections on their experiences, the science, the technology, and other elements of the expedition.
June 16, 2018 | By Adrienne Copeland
Thursday, June 14, 2018, was an action packed day on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Not only was it the first dive of the Windows to the Deep 2018 expedition, but the ship board team also hosted a Reddit AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” where anyone across the world could ask the scientists onboard questions they had about exploring deep-sea habitats of the southeast U.S. Continental Margin. The onboard team of Derek Sowers, Kasey Cantwell, Cheryl Morrison, and Leslie Sautter answered a range of questions from the coolest thing they have seen underwater, to mapping sonars and data processing, to life at sea, and many more.Read more
June 14, 2018 | By Chris Mah
A few days ago, viewers of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's live video were treated to an observation rarely seen in nature and almost certainly for the FIRST time by public eyes! This was an astonishing video observation of a swimming brittle star.Read more
June 14, 2018 | By Kasey Cantwell
Expedition Coordinator Kasey Cantwell loves that moment when the ship finally clears the channel, with the open ocean in front of her. The next few weeks are filled with the promise of new discovery and excitement for what is to come. Though she knows there will be a million twists and turns, technical issues, and challenging weather, for right now, it’s hard not to smile at the start of a new expedition.Read more