Monthly Archives: October 2018

ROV off bottom

ROV Deep Discoverer just came off the seafloor at 275 m to end a successful dive off East Vieques Island.

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ROV on bottom

ROV Deep Discoverer just reached the seafloor at ~300 m and will be exploring seafloor habitats off East Vieques Island for deepwater snapper and associated bottom-dwelling communities until ~16:30 AST.

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ROV launched for first dive of expedtion

We just deployed ROV Deep Discoverer in order to conduct the first dive of the expedition. The dive will explore 300-400 m seafloor habitats off East Vieques Island for deepwater snapper and associated bottom-dwelling communities. We expect to be on … Continue reading

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On Station At First Exploration Site

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer arrived at the first exploration site off East Vieques Island this morning, where the team is currently conducting a calibration of the ROV navigation system. Once complete, the team will conduct the first ROV dive of the expedition, … Continue reading

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On station at first exploration site

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer arrived at the first exploration site off East Vieques Island, where the team will conduct a calibration of the ROV navigation system this morning. Once complete, the team will conduct the first ROV dive of the … Continue reading

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Océano Profundo 2018 expedition underway

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer departed San Juan, Puerto Rico at 10:00 AST today, and is heading towards the Virgin Passage in route to the first exploration site off the southeast corner of Vieques Island. The team will conduct mapping operations … Continue reading

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In Port: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Following the successful completion of the Mapping Deepwater Areas off the Southeast U.S. in Support of the Extended Continental Shelf Project expedition, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The next expedition, Océano Profundo 2018: Exploring Deep-sea Habitats off … Continue reading

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Mapping Deepwater Areas off the Southeast U.S.

Between now and October 24, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct a 24-day exploratory mapping expedition to collect critical data for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project. These operations will target three adjacent priority areas east of the Blake Plateau, northeast of the Bahamas. … Continue reading

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