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Ocean Exploration: 2016

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2016 Field Season Overview

February - September 2016: A team of NOAA and external partners investigated and documented deep-water environments in and around the Hawaiian Archipelago, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, and Wake Atoll section of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi (EX1603)

February - March 2016: Scientists continued 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition efforts to explore deep-water habitats in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The expedition included work on seamounts in the Mid-Pacific Mountains while en route to port in Kwajalein.

Embley, R. W. and Rubin, K. H. (2018). Extensive young silicic volcanism produces large deep submarine lava flows in the NE Lau Basin. Bulletin of Volcanology, 80(4), 23. doi:10.1007/s00445-018-1211-7

Wicksten, M. K. (2017). Feeding on cnidarians by giant pycnogonids (Pycnogonida: Colossendeidae Jarzinsky, 1870) in the North Central Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 37(3), 359-360. doi:10.1093/jcbiol/rux034

Find other documents from this expedition in the NOAA IR

Mapping in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (EX1604)

March - April 2016: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted 24-hour mapping operations to explore the largely unknown region surrounding the Wake Island Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM). This was the first of three cruises in the 2016 field season focused on deepwater exploration of the PRIMNM.

 

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Mission System Shakedown 2016 (EX1602)

February 2016: The team conducted a shakedown of newly installed systems, tested data work flow and integration, and prepared for the rest of the field season. A primary objective of this cruise was to test the remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) in a controlled environment and train new ROV engineers.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park

March - April 2016: A University of Maine-led team conducted the first-ever deepwater exploration of Glacier Bay National Park using both diver-based surveys and a remotely operated vehicle.

 

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Citizen Exploration: Return to the SS Tahoe

June 2016: A team used OpenROV submersibles to explore the SS Tahoe shipwreck. They documented the expedition and engaged with virtual citizen explorers online and demonstrated best practices that can be adopted by the citizen exploration community at large. While not a NOAA-funded expedition, the project served as an opportunity for NOAA to help support a new citizen exploration model.

 

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.