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Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer Okeanos Explorer
Underwater Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents (Webcast)
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Date: July 28, 2010
Running Time: 00:16:52
Learn about underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents and see how scientists explore underwater geology with mapping and ROV technology. Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with ... More »
The Okeanos Explorer is the first vessel in the fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to be dedicated solely to exploration and discovery missions. It's equipped with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), sophisticated multibeam sonar technology for mapping the sea floor as deep as 6000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet), ... More »