Before the TREET project brought the Inner Space Center and its telepresence enabled scientific research to new highs and lows, before better practices brought new evaluated methodology, before the culture of at-sea science began to craft a new image for itself, Chris German, PhD, and his team were already getting after it. What’s “it?” Read on. Continue reading The Final Piece – Looking Forward to the Future
So far in this organically growing series of exposés on the TREET project, I have covered two different perspectives, the early career scientist and the undergraduate researcher in training. I have now convinced two more invested souls to sit down with me and discuss their most fascinating theories and ideas. An expert scientist and an expert observer, who is also a scientist of the social kind. This piece is an observation on the observer. Continue reading Another Side of Science
The TREET program is in the thick of it. Transforming remotely conducted research one day at a time as they work in direct communication and interact with the E/V Nautilus. They are studying the Caribbean Sea’s most active submarine volcano, Kick ’em Jenny. Continue reading Which Button will you Push Today? How about Tomorrow?
The TREET Project is exploring remote human-robotic interactions.
First, what is TREET!? Continue reading Transforming Remotely Conducted Research
It’s been a little over a week since the Nautilus has been searching the depths for the next big discovery. Not to downplay anything here – I mean, they have been at sea since early June you know. So far this summer they have been exploring the “Unknown America.” Continue reading E/V Nautilus, Back in the Game
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
Welcome to the second installment of the Inner Space Center’s ‘Wreck-ollections’, wherein we take a closer look at some of the fascinating shipwrecks we’ve visited or re-discovered. This season has found us diving on a series of historical wrecks from WWII, and so we will go back to the beginning of the summer, to the wreck of U-boat 166. Continue reading Wreck-ollections: U-Boat 166
The E/V Nautilus team is surprised by a curious visitor. Maybe it was attracted by the lights, the noise, or the electrical signals of the vehicle. Whatever it was that brought this deep-sea charismatic megafauna into view is unknown. What we do know is that it’s just plain old cool!
During the 2013 season the E/V Nautilus ventured to Puerto Rico, with some high hopes for exploration. As expected, we found an abundant population of lionfish: an invasive and problematic species in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Check out this awesome footage of lionfish in Mona Passage off the coast of Desecheo Island, and see how they interact with some of the indigenous species.
Source video copyright Ocean Exploration Trust.
While diving in the Gulf of Mexico, the E/V Nautilus crew observed this majestic octopus as it was gliding through the ocean. Octopi are highly evolved members of the mollusk family, and are capable of many incredible things – this octopus put on a dance for the ROV!
Video source copyright Ocean Exploration Trust.