75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will be diving live on two Japanese mini submarines. Join us on December 7, 2016 to witness the first ever live broadcast of the exploration of the wreck site.
From November 28 to December 5, 2016, the Inner Space Center (ISC) supported a science verification cruise for the R/V Sally Ride, one of two, new vessels in the U.S. Academic Research Fleet. These short cruises are intended to test the ship, crew, and science systems to make sure that all are in proper working order before the ship departs for its first research expedition. The Sally Ride was named after the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who was part of the space shuttle Challenger crew in 1983.
The ISC team tested the ship’s capabilities to support the Jason remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system as well as ship-to-shore telepresence technologies and protocols that will enable shore-based participation during ROV dives. Director of the ISC, Dr. Dwight Coleman, installed a mobile telepresence unit (MTU) on board. This unit allows for any ship to have telepresence capabilities.
During the cruise, ROV Jason was used for a variety of exploration activities. Geophysicist, Dr. Mark Zumberge, and his group from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, used Jason to attach geophysical sensors to the sea floor. Dr. Lisa Levin, also from Scripps, used the ROV system to continue biological survey of the seafloor around the Del Mar methane seep near San Diego, CA.
Along with ROV operations, the R/V Sally Ride was able to connect to the Birch Aquarium. Amanda Netburn, Bruce Applegate, and Dwight Coleman hosted live broadcasts to the aquarium’s new Sally Ride exhibit.
Join us on one of our special tour dates this summer to get a behind the scenes look at what happens at the Inner Space Center.
Feeds from ships of exploration, including the E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, are streaming live to the ISC almost every day this summer! Discover where the latest deep-sea explorations are taking place, see ancient shipwreck artifacts from previous expeditions, and listen to scientists as they make their next discoveries!
Discover where the latest deep-sea explorations are taking place, see ancient shipwreck artifacts from previous expeditions, and listen to scientists as they make their next discoveries!
Special, summer tour dates include:
Tuesday, July 5 @ 3PM
Wednesday, July 13 @ 11AM
Thursday, July 21 @ 2PM
Friday, July 29 @ 10AM –
Tuesday, August 9 @ 1PM
Wednesday, August 17 @ 10AM
Thursday, August 25 @ 2PM
Fee: $5 per participant.
Book here! (pre-registration is required)
Welcome explorers! The 2016 Nautilus Expedition begins tomorrow, so make sure you tune in! The feeds will be live tomorrow at NautilusLive.org. You’ll also be able to watch the Hercules and Argus cameras here, once we’ve made sure the streams are working perfectly over at the Nautilus Live website. Continue reading 2016 E/V Nautilus Expedition Begins!
Explore with us during the next ISC Public Tour on June 7, 2016! Continue reading Public Tour June 7th!
The Inner Space Center (ISC) has been working in conjunction with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship. The 790-foot cargo ship sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. Continue reading Inner Space Center helps locate black box from El Faro shipwreck
We’re pleased to announce that registration for our upcoming August summer camp is now open! Reserve your seat today, before this opportunity dries up! Continue reading August 2016 ISC Camp Registration Open!
Dr. Dwight Coleman, the director of the Inner Space Center, left last week to board the E/V Nautilus and become the Expedition Leader. Continue reading ISC Director Dwight Coleman’s plans for expedition aboard E/V Nautilus