Monthly Archives: May 2021

In Port: Norfolk, Virginia

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently in port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the successful completion of the 2021 Technology Demonstration. Next up, starting on June 13, is the 2021 ROV Shakedown expedition, which will focus on the reintegration of remotely … Continue reading

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May 26, 2021

We will spend the day doing transit mapping as we continue to make our way up to Norfolk, Virginia. A CTD cast will take place at some point during the day, time TBD, and mapping operations will take place overnight.

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May 25, 2021

We will spend the day doing transit mapping as we make our way up to Norfolk, Virginia. A CTD cast is planned for 9 a.m. eastern time and will be live-streamed.

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May 24, 2021

Today’s AUV launch is planned for 10 a.m. eastern time, and will potentially be the last of the 2021 Tech Demo. A CTD will follow shortly thereafter, and both operations will be live-streamed from the ship’s cameras. The recovery of … Continue reading

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May 23, 2021

AUV launch is tentatively planned for 10 a.m. eastern time; followed by a CTD cast now anticipated to occur around 12:15 or 12:30 p.m. eastern. Both operations will be live-streamed from the ship’s cameras.

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May 22, 2021

A CTD cast will take place at approximately 10 a.m. eastern time. No AUV operations are planned for the day; instead, time will be devoted to mapping priority areas.

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May 21, 2021

We anticipate arriving “on station” at the AUV deployment site around 9:00 a.m. eastern time. Edit: our new estimate for our AUV deployment is about 10:30 a.m. A 1000 meter CTD cast will take place sometime after the AUV launch, … Continue reading

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May 20, 2021: AUV Deployment Delayed until ~10 am ET

We will aim to do an AUV launch at about 10 a.m. eastern time (delayed from the original 8 a.m. goal). The deployment will be live-streamed. After the AUV is recovered, likely sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. , … Continue reading

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May 19, 2021

A CTD cast is planned for 8:30 am eastern time and will be live-streamed. No AUV operations are planned today, which will leave more time for mapping operations.

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May 18, 2021

An AUV launch will take place at approximately 8:30 am eastern time, followed by a CTD cast cast at 10 am eastern. The expected recovery time for the AUV is around 1 pm eastern. All of these operations will be … Continue reading

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