Monthly Archives: August 2016

Seamount Mapping in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is conducting 24 hour mapping operations over several unexplored seamounts near Wake Island in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Cumulative mapping data progress (updated daily) can be viewed  on the Okeanos Atlas at http://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/EXAtlas/viewer.htm. Hint: … Continue reading

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EX-16-07 Mapping of Wake Island Unit of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument has commenced

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has left port from Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, and is transit mapping northward towards the operational survey working grounds in the Wake Island Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Arrival to the first … Continue reading

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In Port

After a great cruise exploring the Wake Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument the Okeanos Explorer is in port in the Marshall Islands. The ship’s next expedition will take the crew back towards Wake Atoll to … Continue reading

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Heading for Port

After 14 great dives we are heading for port. While we transit we will be doing some testing on our satellite uplink system so the video will come and go throughout the day.

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Transiting

Transiting for port. After 14 dives exploring the Wake Island Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument we are heading for port in Kwajalein

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Dive 14 Update

The weather has gotten progressively worse throughout the day so we had to call the dive early. The ROVs are heading to the surface now.

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Dive 14

Today is our last ROV dive of the field season. We will be exploring another unnamed guyot but today’s dive will be a little bit different instead of looking at a right we will explore the top of the feature … Continue reading

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