As anyone who has seen the “Monster Map” episode knows, the Octonauts understand the importance of a good map when exploring a mysterious part of the ocean! While the mapping systems on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer may not be used for finding hidden pirate treasure, they do give us important information needed to understand, and therefore to…Explore! Rescue! Protect!
Behind every decision about where Okeanos Explorer goes and where the remotely operated vehicles dive is a good map of the seafloor. Ocean mapping (also called hydrography) is an essential part of any successful ocean exploration work. Here, Captain Barnacles watches mapping operations from the control room of Okeanos Explorer during the third Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition.