Welcome to the Inner Space Center

The Inner Space Center (ISC) is a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration via telepresence technology. Located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, the ISC is home to a diverse team of ocean scientists, engineers, education professionals, and video producers. The team works with cutting-edge technology to facilitate, capture, produce, and promote underwater exploration in real time.  Browse the video galleries to learn more about the ISC’s projects; watch video highlights from previous expeditions on the ISC YouTube Channel.

Our Team

The ISC staff is comprised of ocean scientists, engineers, education professionals, and video producers.


The ISC Mission Control is the heart of ISC telepresence operations.


The ISC works with a wide variety of science, technology, and educational partners. Click the link above to access a list of organizations and links to their websites.

ISC in the Media

The ISC and staff support a wide variety of ocean exploration operations, educational programs, and mission support. Click the link above for a list of news stories and highlights of ISC achievements.


The Inner Space Center is an innovative leader, advancing ocean science exploration, research, and education.


The Inner Space Center (ISC) uses cutting edge technology, including telepresence, for ocean research, exploration, and education. The ISC generates accessible portals for ocean research, expanding the capacity for scientists to engage in real-time mission operations, while inspiring the next generation of ocean explorers. The ISC brings the excitement of ocean discoveries to onshore audiences worldwide.



Please browse our live video feeds and video gallery to learn more about the projects we support.

To get updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!


An innovative leader in ocean exploration, research, and education.