Okeanos Explorer 2017

December 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone

A team of scientists and technicians, both at-sea and shore-based, are conducting exploratory investigations into the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and associated marine communities in the Gulf of Mexico basin. The 23-day expedition will focus on acquiring data on priority exploration areas identified by ocean management and scientific communities. This is the first of three expeditions planned to increase our understanding of the Gulf, with two additional cruises scheduled for Spring 2018. All things permitting, live video of dives will be streamed daily online.