Thursday, September 1, 2016

Live Streams from Exploration Vessel Nautilus

According to Wikipedia:
Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus is a 64-meter research vessel currently based in Victoria, British Columbia. As FS A. v. Humboldt she was in service until 2004 for the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW).   Nautilus is on a global mission of exploration, so it has no true home port. The ship is operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust under the direction of Dr. Robert Ballard, the man who is known for finding the wreck of the Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck. Nautilus is equipped with team of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) Hercules, and Argus, a multibeam mapping system, and mapping tools Diana and Echo. All of these tools help the Ocean Exploration Trust conduct deep sea exploration of unknown parts of the ocean to a depth of 4000 meters.
Nautilus also has a SeaTel satellite communication system to facilitate live streaming telepresence-enabled outreach and scientific collaboration. Video and data streams are managed through the Inner Space Center (ISC) at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography.  Around the world, various museums, science centers, after-school programs and schools participate in exploration through live ship-to-shore broadcasts. Audiences online or live at a partner venue can submit questions to the team of explorers, the Corps of Exploration, to learn more about the mission and excitement of exploration. Educational opportunities exist to bring scientists, students, educators and interns onto the ship to learn with the Corps of Exploration every exploration season.
Click HERE to view live streams from Nautilus as she explores the oceans, and to chat with the scientists.

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