Dive virtually with the Okeanos Explorer in the Marianas

Discoveries await: Follow our expedition from April 20 to July 10
April 21, 2016
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is America's ship for exploration. Here's a great view of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as it conducted operations in the northern Gulf of Mexico in 2012.

Follow along with NOAA, from April 20 to July 10, 2016, as our scientists and partners conduct the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The deepsea trek is being conducted to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known areas in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The live video feed is available to anyone online, giving the public with a front row seat to exploration activities and discoveries as they are made in real time.

This unique expedition provides extensive opportunities for the public to connect to the mission. Hope you can join us for must-see TV!