Monthly Archives: February 2016

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. Advertisements

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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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Delayed

The 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition, which was scheduled to depart on February 23, is currently delayed while the team troubleshoots some technical issues and monitors building offshore weather. We will update you with the new … Continue reading

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Back in Honolulu

After an evening of mapping, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer returned to port this morning due to an issue with our DP system. This system is critical to ROV operations as it allows us to safely launch and recover the vehicles as … Continue reading

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Dive 01 Complete

(1730 HST) After a successful first ROV dive of the 2016 field season, ROV Deep Discoverer is secured on deck. Tonight we will conduct mapping operations and transit to our next operating area. Tomorrow we will conduct a USBL calibration … Continue reading

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Mission Shakedown Underway

(1030 HST) NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is underway and will be conducting our first engineering shakedown dive this afternoon. 

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