Okeanos Explorer Images

The following images were captured during underwater dives conducted by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  This ship is America’s only ship for Ocean Exploration. It has a dedicated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and camera sled which are utilized to explore the deep ocean. To learn more about the vessel, vehicles and operations, check out the Ocean Exploration and Research website.

Gulf of Mexico 2017 (EX1711)

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted exploratory investigations into the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and associated marine communities in the Gulf of Mexico basin.

Musician Seamounts (EX1708)

NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas around the Musicians Seamounts and the Hawaiian Islands.

Johnston Atoll (EX1706)

NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas near Johnston Atoll.

CAPSTONE American Samoa, Kingman/Palmyra, Jarvis (EX1705)

NOAA and partners conducted an ocean exploration expedition to collect critical baseline information about poorly understood deepwater areas in the Pacific. The expedition began in Pago Pago, American Samoa, and ended in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, crossing some of the least explored areas in the region.

CAPSTONE Howland/Baker PRIMNM and PIPA (EX1703)

Operations for this cruise consisted of daily remotely operated vehicle (ROV), overnight mapping, CTD casts and full shore-based participation via telepresence. Operations were conducted within several marine protected areas.

CAPSTONE American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa (EX1702)

Operations for this cruise consisted of daily remotely operated vehicle (ROV), overnight mapping, CTD casts and full shore-based participation via telepresence.  Operations were conducted in the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, offshore (not within) of the National Park of American Samoa, and the waters of both American Samoa and Samoa.

 

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