Participate live via telepresence with Exploration Vessel Nautilus as we explore the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the US West Coast from June to November 2020. Expeditions sponsored by NOAA Office of Exploration & Research (OER) and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) will occur between southern California and northern Washington state. They will include exploration in US National Marine Sanctuaries, along the Cascadia Margin, and west to San Juan seamount.
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. Researchers from all sectors, graduate students, and early career scientists are encouraged to register.
How to Participate
To participate in our 2020 cruises funded by our NOAA OER and ONMS grants, please review our cruise locations on the map below and fill out the registration form. Registration is accepted at any time, but for full participation please register by March 10th.
By completing the registration form, you will:
be invited to an introductory webinar (webinar slides) outlining the Scientists Ashore program on Wednesday March 11, 2020,
be added to the appropriate 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)