Exploration Vessel Nautilus is available for charter to scientists, government agencies, corporations, or NGOs for oceanographic research and education projects that align with OET’s mission. In 2016 and 2017, Nautilus will be operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean, roughly from Panama to Canada.
Nautilus is equipped with a Kongsberg EM302 Multibeam Echosounder, deep submergence remotely operated vehicles Hercules and Argus rated to 4,000 meters, and a high-bandwidth satellite telepresence system. We also may be able to accommodate your specialized vehicles or other equipment. See our Supplement to Oceanography magazine for more technical details.
In addition to the advanced technologies available on Nautilus, an added benefit is the access to education and outreach programs and partnerships that we have developed since 2010. On all Nautilus expeditions, we stream video and audio live on our website, www.nautiluslive.org; conduct live interactions between Nautilus and aquariums, museums, and schools on shore; and host educators and students from our Science Communication Fellowship and Science & Engineering Internship Program who fill key operational roles on board.
Examples of Applied Exploration projects conducted aboard Nautilus in recent years include:
If you are interested in using E/V Nautilus for your oceanographic research or education project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.