Okeanos Explorer mapping through the Caribbean

After spending the last three years in the Pacific Ocean, NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer is back in the Atlantic. The ship crossed through the Panama Canal on November 15th and is approximately half way through its eight day journey to Key West, Florida. Exploration mapping is occurring in the waters of Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Cuba, and the U.S. Today’s mapping is in Honduran waters.

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Canal Transit and Gulf of Mexico Mapping

From November 15 – 22, 2017, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct an exploratory mapping expedition from Panama City, Panama, to Key West, Florida. Operations will include transiting through the Panama Canal followed by exploratory transit mapping through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1710/welcome.html

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In Port

After transiting from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Balboa, Panama, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port. Our next mission, an exploratory mapping expedition from Panama City, Panama, to Key West, Florida, will run from November 15 – 22. Visit this page for more information: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1710/welcome.html

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Eastern Pacific Mapping: October 16 – November 11, 2017

Between October 16 and November 11, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will travel from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Balboa, Panama, conducting  transit mapping and CTD operations along the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone and the transit track between Honolulu and Balboa.
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In Port at Ford Island

After completing the Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts expedition and NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE), NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is docked at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. The ship will soon continue exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. Stay tuned to our channels for more info coming soon!

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In Port at UH Marine Center

After a successful Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts expedition, the Okeanos Explorer is docked at the University of Hawaii Marine Center – Pier 35. Sunday is the Ocean Exploration Celebration from 10 am – 4 pm! Come on down to Pier 35 for ship tours of both the Okeanos Explorer and the R/V Falkor and the dockside Education Pavilion! Learn more at go.usa.gov/xRuTm.

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Dive 22 Complete

Today we explored the USS Baltimore (C-3). It was the last dive of the Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts expedition and the last dive of NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE), a three-year foundational science initiative to collect deepwater baseline information to support science and management decisions in and around U.S. marine protected areas in the central and western Pacific. Tomorrow we pull into port at the University of Hawaii Marine Center – Pier 35 and the teams will prepare for the Ocean Exploration Celebration taking place on Sunday, October 1. Learn more at go.usa.gov/xRuTm!

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