Monthly Archives: February 2016

ROV on Deck Heavy Weather

The ROV is on deck and the forecast is calling for some heavy weather from Sunday night through Tuesday. So the ship will be seeking calmer seas until the weather calms down in our working grounds.

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Dive 2

Deep Discoverer is in the water to explore a submarine canyon north of French Frigate Shoals. The deepest point of the dive will be about 1400 meters. The weather is forecasted to deteriorate this evening so we will be keeping … Continue reading

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Preparing for Dive 2

We are preparing to deploy the ROV to explore an area north of French Frigate Shoals. The ROVs are scheduled to launch between 8:15 and 8:30.

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ROV on Deck

The ROV is on deck after a successful exploration of the East side of Necker Island. Today’s dive started about 4300 meters and then ascended up a small rise while examining the geology of the area. Tonight we are mapping … Continue reading

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Heading to the surface

The ROV is on its way to the surface after exploring the east side of Necker Island

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Dive 1

The ROV is in the water for our first dive of the field season. We are exploring the deepest reaches of Neck Island. The maximum depth of today’s dive should be around 4300 meters.

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Preparing to Dive

We are making final preparations for our first ROV dive of the season. The ROV should be in the water around 9:30 HST and on the bottom close to 11:30 HST. We are delayed an hour to work on a … Continue reading

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Transit mapping

The Okeanos Explorer is transit mapping to our first dive site east of Necker Island. The dive is currently planned for 0815 HST Saturday morning.

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EX Underway!

The Okeanos Explorer is underway for the start of Hohonu Moana 2016. We will spend Thursday and Friday transiting to the area around Necker Island for our first dive on Saturday.

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Preparing to get underway

The Okeanos Explorer is currently preparing to get underway this afternoon. Friday will be a transit day and our first dive is planned for Saturday morning at 0815 HST.

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