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Southeast U.S. Continental Margin: Mapping

From May 22 – June 6, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct mapping operations offshore U.S. Atlantic waters, from Florida to South Carolina. This cruise will set the stage for a follow-on mission, the Windows to the Deep 2018: Exploration … Continue reading

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In Port: Mayport, Florida

From May 22 through July 2, NOAA and partners will conduct a two-part, telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the Southeastern United States. The first cruise, … Continue reading

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May 9 – 18: VIIRS Sensor Validation

Between May 9 – 18,  at-sea teams on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will be deploying optical sensors for validation of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite data, with opportunistic mapping and CTD operations. This expedition will start in Key … Continue reading

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In Port: Key West, Florida

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has wrapped up a successful Gulf of Mexico 2018 expedition and will be in port in Key West for the next six days. The VIIRS sensor validation, mapping, and CTD rosette casts expedition starts on May 9 and … Continue reading

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Dive 15 Complete

Dive 15 surveyed the biology and geology of a large, unexplored sinkhole off the Pourtales Terrace to a depth of 500 meters (~1,640 feet). Today’s dive was the final dive of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2018 … Continue reading

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Dive 15: Pourtales Terrace Sinkhole

Dive 15 will survey the biology and geology of a large, unexplored sinkhole off the Pourtales Terrace to a depth of 500 meters (~1,640 feet), starting at 8:15 AM, CDT. The closest historical dive was conducted over 4 kilometers (2.5 … Continue reading

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Dive 14 Complete

Dive 14 surveyed the biology and geology of Escarpment Canyon Ridge, an unexplored narrow ridge feature off a system of canyons on the southern end of the West Florida Escarpment, to a depth of ~2,400 meters (~7,875 feet). NOAA Ship … Continue reading

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