On December 14, 2018, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer wrapped up the last expedition of 2018 and headed to Charleston, South Carolina, for the winter in-port period. Our next major expedition will commence in early May 2019 and will involve mapping and remotely operated vehicle operations starting in Charleston and ending in St. George’s, Bermuda. For more information on 2019 Okeanos expeditions, visit: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/2019-overview/welcome.html.
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is the only federal vessel dedicated to exploring our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge about the deep ocean.Read more
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is the platform from which Deep Discoverer and its sister vehicle, Seirios, are operated. Capable of diving to depths of 6,000 meters, Deep Discoverer delivers high-quality imagery and data needed to understand the deep ocean.Read more
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated by the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and civilians as part of the fleet managed by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. Mission equipment is operated by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.Read more