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NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

NOAAS Okeanos sailing on the ocean
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

The deep sea is pitch black, freezing cold, and with crushing pressures—so how do we explore these extreme depths? Join us for an exciting weekend at the Exploratorium, where the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—the only federal vessel dedicated to ocean exploration—will be docked from December 9–10. Hear from scientists and explorers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): what technology enabled them to collect data from the deep sea? What lifeforms did the ship encounter? And just how did they get their exploration careers started?

Science Talk: Exploring the Deep Sea
2 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Terrace

How and why do we explore the ocean? Join scientists returning from a deep-sea exploration expedition and others as we discuss the intriguing world of the deep sea. 

Meet the Explorers
All day
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6

Come talk to ocean explorers and others about the deep sea, ocean careers, teacher resources, community science, national marine sanctuaries, and more.