Participate live via telepresence with Exploration Vessel Nautilus as we explore the Pacific Ocean between the US West Coast and the central Pacific from May to October 2019. Onshore scientists can view live video and some data feeds from ROVs Hercules and Argus, view data from seafloor and water column mapping efforts, participate in a text dialogue with shipboard scientists and other onshore scientists, and contribute to ROV dives and mapping operations.
How to Participate
To participate in our 2019 cruises funded by our NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research grant from shore, please fill out the Scientist Ashore Interest Form. You can review our cruise locations on the map below. For full participation please register by February 18th.
By completing the form you will:
be invited to an introductory webinar outlining the Scientists Ashore program on Wednesday February 20, 2019,
be added to the appropriate Nautilus cruise mailing list(s),
be invited to a pre-cruise planning call to prioritize and help define cruise objectives, and
receive a log-in to participate in and contribute to our scientific observation and chat system.
After the cruise you can request data and/or samples:
Data: All data including ROV and seafloor mapping digital data and video from the ROVs is available upon request. While we transition data delivery to Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) please use this OET Video & Data Request form. Please allow 1-4 weeks for digital data delivery (4-6 weeks if physical delivery is required) and 8-12 weeks for video delivery.
Geological Specimens: All geological samples will be archived at the University of Rhode Island Marine Geological Sample Lab at the conclusion of the cruise. Subsamples will be available to the scientific community by request from MGSL Director, Dr. Katie Kelley (kelley[at]uri.edu).
Biological Specimens: Subsamples will be available to the scientific community by request from the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) and by contacting Adam Baldinger (abaldinger[at]oeb.harvard.edu)