From August 6 - September 2, we will conduct the third Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition, with mapping operations and dives using our two-bodied remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (south of the Azores) and the Azores Plateau. Video from ROV dives will be streamed online in real time from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, August 7 - August 28. During dives, we expect to explore deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, potential hydrothermal vent and extinct polymetallic sulfide systems, fracture and rift zones, and the water column.
Audio is only available during dives, when the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are in the water. Audio from ship-to-shore science conversations is available on Camera 1. Audio from the ROV pilots is available through Camera 2. Audio from both science participants and ROV pilots is available on Camera 3; to hear more or less of one of the conversations on Camera 3, adjust the audio settings on your computer to shift the balance right or left, for more science and less pilots or vice versa.
NOTE: Updates are made in near real-time approximately every 15 minutes. If any part of the communication chain is broken, an image will be displayed with the last successful data transmission captured. If the map fails to update within 24 hours, please inform the web team.
Use of the livestreams is an important component of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer’s mission. Depending on the exploration and operations at hand, content and availability of the video feeds will change. All video courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration.
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