Beyond the Blue: Papahānaumokuākea Mapping

(EX2403, EX2404, EX2407)

Expedition Features

The features below will help you to understand the goals and objectives of the Beyond the Blue: Papahānaumokuākea Mapping expeditions and provide additional context and information about the places being explored and the science, tools, and technologies being used.

Papahānaumokuākea

July 3, 2024

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the site for exploration during the Beyond the Blue: Papahānaumokuākea Mapping 1 expedition, is the largest contiguous fully protected conservation area under the U.S. flag and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

July 2, 2024

Throughout the Beyond the Blue: Papahānaumokuākea Mapping 1 expedition, join Native Hawaiian cultural liaisons Malia Kapuaonālani Evans and Makoa Pascoe each day as they introduce a new Hawaiian word connected to ocean exploration.

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What is bathymetry?

July 1, 2024

Bathymetry is the study of underwater floors in oceans, rivers, or lakes. It involves collecting information about the depth of the ocean.

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Lia Kim’s Daily Reflection Log Aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

June 28, 2024

Lia Kim is the 2024 science communication Explorer-in-Training for the Beyond the Blue: Papahānaumokuākea Mapping 1 expedition. Join her throughout her adventure!

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Mapping Moananuiākea

June 25, 2024

Expedition underway to map deep waters in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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