OER and partners are advancing a new paradigm of telepresence-enabled systematic exploration for exploring unknown and poorly known areas of the world ocean. Explorers everywhere view explorations from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus in real-time on Internet 2 and the Internet. A legacy of high quality imagery, high definition video, 3D maps, and sensor data provides an initial characterization or "sense of place" of explored regions. Real-time video streams and publicly available data and products catalyze follow-up research, new technologies and methods, and innovative education and outreach programs. Real-time collaboration across the globe fosters national and international collaborations to explore the deep ocean increasing the pace and efficiency of exploring. Learn more ...
In May 2011, NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) hosted a workshop at the Coastal Institute on the University of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay campus with members of the science community and federal and state partners to discuss potential targets for systematic, telepresence-enabled exploration in the Atlantic Basin, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Basin Workshop Summary document summarizes the background, workshop objectives, key discussions, recommended targets and other important topics identified by the participants. Appendices are also included for additional information about the workshop and related activities.
Contact Information for OER Okeanos Explorer Program:
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Tsunami West, Bldg 1
Seattle, WA 98115
phone: (206) 526-4803
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