Researchers to Explore Subsea Mountains in the Pacific
Exploring the ocean depths is no easy feat, but engineers and videographers at the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) are used to working in extreme environments. The GFOE has undertaken its first cruise of 2017, which set sail Feb. 16-, and runs through March 2, in support of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) American Samoa seamounts expedition. This cruise kicks off the third and final year of NOAA’s exploration of U.S. Central Pacific waters. Read more.
NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Journeys into Remote, Deep Pacific Ocean
Using the Deep Discoverer ROV, scientists will investigate deepwater habitats, geology, and the biology of sea animals as it dives as far as 3.7 miles (6,000 meters) deep. The public can watch online.The 2017 explorations will run through September and are part of the third and final year of NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds, known as CAPSTONE, a major multiyear science initiative focusing on the deep ocean of U.S. marine protected areas in the central and western Pacific. Read More.
Subsea Unmanned Vehicle Playing a Greater Role in Underwater Archaeology
For centuries, the ever-changing sea ice of the Northwest Passage made the route through the Arctic Ocean unpredictable and, on occasions, virtually impassable. Yet, since the 1500s the promise of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the economic benefits which would follow, were enough to entice many expeditions into this treacherous pass. Read more....
Call for Speakers for Teledyne Marine's Technology Workshop 2017
Teledyne Marine's bi-annual Technology Workshop will take place October 15-18, 2017 in San Diego, California. A Call for Speakers is currently open for 25 minute presentation slots in six different technical tracks throughout the 3 day workshop. For additional details on the event or to submit an abstract before April 30, please read here.
Ocean Exploration: A Supply Demand Mismatch - Editorial by VADM Paul Gaffney USN (Ret)
Demand is up; supply is down. We are talking about Ocean Exploration; the simple characterization of a cube of ocean for the first time. In recent months the President rocketed the size of the marine sanctuary that heads out northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. A few weeks later he designated a new marine sanctuary off New England. Both will now demand some sort of comprehensive characterization; ocean exploration campaigns. Read More.