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View videos from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer collected during the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition, the Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition, Galápagos Rift 2011 Expedition and the INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region of Indonesian waters. NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research guides Okeanos Explorer, known as “America’s ship for ocean exploration,” as the ship travels the globe to map and characterize largely unknown areas of the ocean.

Scientists on board Okeanos Explorer use tools such a deepwater multibeam sonar mapping system and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to explore at depths down to 4,000 meters. Images and high-definition video from ROVs are sent from the seafloor to the ship and to shore in real-time using a technology referred to as “telepresence.” Although Okeanos Explorer may be thousands of miles away, the scientists standing watch at shore-side "exploration command centers" throughout the country are able to help guide the ship through its mission. And the same seafloor images and video seen by scientists are streamed live into classrooms, newsrooms, and living rooms through high-speed Internet.

Click on the links below to see more content from previous Okeanos Explorer expeditions.

Videos courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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Okeanos Explorer: Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012

Okeanos Explorer: Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

Okeanos Explorer: Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011

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