From June 30 through July 29, 2021, NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners will conduct the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition, a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas off the eastern U.S. coast and high seas.
In addition to high-definition video data and environmental parameters such as water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, location, and depth, remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer collects highly valuable biological and geological specimen samples. Managing these physical samples from the depths of our ocean is high-priority work.
For each month in 2021, we are posting a wallpaper calendar along with historic and NOAA Ocean Exploration-relevant exploration highlights from that month from years past.Learn more
Continuing our reflection on 20 years of NOAA Ocean Exploration, we’ll take a look back at some of the technology that has been essential — and game changing — in enabling our exploration of the dark and cold depths of the deep sea.Learn more