Monthly Archives: June 2013

Homeward Bound

1500 GMT 29 Jun 2013: Cruise EX1303 concluded today with the return of Okeanos Explorer to its homeport of Davisville, RI. The cruise was very productive, with completed surveys of Munson, Powell, and Hudson Canyons as well as a portion … Continue reading

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Updated Mission

2200 GMT 25 Jun 2013: The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is diverting its current cruise on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer from exploring the New England Seamount Chain to the Hudson Canyon to collect bathymetry, which will aid scientists examining … Continue reading

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Westward Bound

1430 GMT 25 Jun 2013: After completing a bathymetric survey of the Atlantis II Seamount Group, Okeanos Explorer has begun a two day transit to the west where the ship will be surveying portions of Hudson Canyon.

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Atlantis II Seamount Group

2000 GMT 22 Jun 2013: After completing a bathymetric survey of unprecedented resolution at Kelvin Seamount, Okeanos Explorer has moved to the southeast and begun a survey of the Atlantis II Seamount Group. Survey conditions are ideal with light winds … Continue reading

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Kelvin Seamount

2248 GMT 20 Jun 2013: Okeanos Explorer is currently surveying Kelvin Seamount under calm conditions. 

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High Seas

1548 GMT 19 Jun 2013: Okeanos Explorer continues to survey the New England Seamount Chain as winds and seas build ahead of a storm system. The ship will survey Kelvin Seamount in the coming days as conditions become calmer. 

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Survey Mapping

0400 GMT 18 Jun 2013: Okeanos Explorer continues to conduct survey mapping over the New England Seamount Chain. Wind and sea conditions have picked up but mapping data quality generally remains good. The ship will begin surveying Kelvin Seamount tomorrow. … Continue reading

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