Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 31: Dive 06: Return to Block Canyon

Today is our last dive of the 2019 Technology Demonstration. We’ll be diving in Block Canyon, near a site that we explored during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013 expedition and documented steep walls with black corals, bamboo corals, cup … Continue reading

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July 30: Dive 05: Midwater Transects

For today’s dive, we will be collecting data with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s low-power one-way-travel-time inverted ultra-short-baseline (OWTTIUSBL) navigation system by attaching it to the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle and towing the vehicles through the water column. While … Continue reading

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July 29: Dive 04: Abyssal Seafloor

After a delay due to strong surface currents, we will now be diving today on flat, abyssal seafloor south of the U.S. Northeast Canyons, starting at a depth of ~3,300 meters (2 miles).  This type of seafloor is one of … Continue reading

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July 29: Dive 04 Delayed

Our plan for today is to dive on Mytilus Seamount in order to test a one-way-travel-time inverted ultra-short-baseline navigation system being developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to support the navigation of multiple subsea vehicles from a single acoustic source. … Continue reading

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July 28: Dive 03: Hydrographer Canyon

Today, we will be diving in Hydrographer Canyon, starting at a depth of ~830 meters (2,720 feet). The focus of the dive will be to test the Kraken Robotics SeaVision laser scanner for generating 3D images of objects on the … Continue reading

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July 27: Dive 02: Block Canyon Shipwreck

Today, July 27, we’ll be diving on a shipwreck target near Block Canyon, off the coast of Rhode Island. The site was identified from mapping data collected during an Okeanos Explorer expedition in 2011.  During the dive, we’ll be testing … Continue reading

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Dive 01 Complete

We’ve completed the dive for today. Join us tomorrow (7/27) as we test the SeaVision laser scanner mounted on the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle to explore a shipwreck target that was mapped during an Okeanos Explorer expedition in 2011. … Continue reading

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Dive 01: Block Canyon – SeaVision Laser Scanner Testing

The dive for today, July 26, will take us to Block Canyon, off the coast of Rhode Island. The focus of the dive will be slightly different than other dives from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, as we’ll be mainly testing … Continue reading

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2019 Technology Demonstration

From July 18 to August 1, 2019, NOAA and partners will conduct an expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to demonstrate, test, and evaluate five emerging and existing technologies for possible integration into NOAA operations. 2019 Technology Demonstration operations will also … Continue reading

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In Port: Norfolk, Virginia

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has wrapped up a successful Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition and will be in port in Norfolk, Virginia for the next six days. Our next expedition will focus on testing and integrating several new technologies starting July … Continue reading

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