Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dive 02: Te Tukunga o Fakahotu (Te Tuku)

Our second dive site is located along the upper slopes of the large Northern Manihiki Plateau ridge, near the Cook Islands. We anticipate our dive to start around 10:45 am SST (5:45 pmEDT). This will be a deep dive, approximately 2,500 … Continue reading

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Mapping in Transit – Diving Tomorrow, April 30

The ship is continuing to map the seafloor while heading northeast. We will arrive at our next dive site tomorrow, April 30, at the Northern Manihiki Plateau. Stay tuned for information on the ROV launch time.

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Transit Mapping — Next Dive April 30

After our first (albeit short) dive to kick off the expedition, we are now heading to our next dive site. It will take us two days to transit to the site, and we will be mapping along the way. Our next dive will … Continue reading

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Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin is underway!

The “Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin” expedition starts today! NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer departed Pago Pago Harbor in American Samoa today, April 27, at 8:45 am, SST (3:45 pm, EDT) and is heading directly to our … Continue reading

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In Port: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Following the completion of a successful mapping cruise, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port in American Samoa. Our next expedition, “Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin,” begins April 27, so be sure to join us (live … Continue reading

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2017 American Samoa Expedition Part 2: Telepresence Mapping in American Samoa and the Cook Islands

Between April 4 – April 21, 2017, we will conduct focused mapping operations and strategic mapping transits via NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer within the waters of Western Samoa, American Samoa, and the Cook Islands. Operations will include the use of … Continue reading

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