Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jim Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage, NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries

A chat with friend Dr. James P. Delgado, marine archaeologist. Jim who serves as the Director of Maritime Heritage in the NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries, has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration ship Maud, wrecked in the Arctic, the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and Sub Marine Explorer, a civil war-era find and the world's oldest known deep-diving submarine.


* Apologies for the audio in a few places - radio interference*

More about Jim Delgado here: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/contact_us.html

More about Maritime Heritage here: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime

More about NOAA Oceans Explorer here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos

More about Exploration Vessel Nautilus here: http://www.nautiluslive.org

Subscribe to Explorers Institute on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiuMAuTsBtPYN3VvqdYaDEg?sub_confirmation=1

Ocean Exploration Vessel Nautilus Tour

Exploration Vessel (EV) Nautilus, led by ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, is equipped with some of the latest technological systems, helping to advance the frontiers of ocean exploration. This beautiful vessel supports science class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), high-resolution seafloor mapping, and real-time satellite communication systems to facilitate live streaming telepresence-enabled outreach and scientific collaboration to all who which to follow along and participate. We’ll take an interesting and fun tour of Nautilus with friend Samantha Wishnak, Science Communication Fellow at Nautilus Live and Digital Media Coordinator at the Ocean Exploration Trust with a cameo by Dr. Bob Ballard. Links to 360° views of the ship can be found below.

Nautilus is currently heading out to study the cultural heritage and natural wildlife in the Greater Farallons National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS). Recently expanded to protect 3,295 square miles, GFNMS contains over 400 shipwrecks and is largely unexplored in the deepest portions. Nautilus will survey the USS Independence, a World War II era naval ship and former aircraft carrier, once used in the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. Independence was scuttled offshore of San Francisco in 1951, rediscovered as the deepest shipwreck in GFNMS, and acoustically mapped by NOAA in 2015 using autonomous underwater vehicles. NOAA Director of Maritime Heritage, James Delgado, who was part of the team that located the Independence in 2015, is onboard Nautilus to conduct the first visual survey of the ship since her sinking. Two other shipwrecks, the Ituna, which was an historic steam yacht from 1886, and the freighter Dorothy Windermote will also be explored. In addition to documenting and mapping these wrecks, the shipwrecks’ roles as artificial marine habitat for fish and invertebrates will be assessed. 


Subscribe, follow, and like the Nautilus here: http://www.nautiluslive.org

More about Dr. Robert Ballard here: http://www.nautiluslive.org/people/robert-ballard

More about Samantha Wishnak here: http://www.nautiluslive.org/people/samantha-wishnak

Watch our chat with James Delgado here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93c6Lpt5fs

More about Dr. James Delgado here: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/contact_us.html

More about Samantha Wishnak here: http://www.nautiluslive.org/people/samantha-wishnak

360° views of the EV Nautilus: Hercules and Argus ROVs: https://theta360.com/s/b26ZoetEsqkzoJB2AvHeWp3nk

Hercules ROV in the hanger: https://theta360.com/s/frKzR6OMNIbccz06zJIwL8Rto

The shop: https://theta360.com/s/mjneWF381BRyUGyWSzLItR1n6

The lab: https://theta360.com/s/qq1RSuqlzB0629SgNc0z2Q8MS

Media production: https://theta360.com/s/2wEMxvQpmMx8LoYglFeWaVPWK 

Mission Control: https://theta360.com/s/eiteahTc44UtSCJfoQhbDXeAC

The ship's mess: https://theta360.com/s/hgWOU2yv3ttOJ0nho7p6kHmYi 

Communications: https://theta360.com/s/nkuejsMnsNCDWbbpJtQB2IxLE

The Bridge: https://theta360.com/s/3bXBDJX0naXbuBhAp8M8FB15k

Topside: https://theta360.com/s/ckgchVUCIvNghgrF9gYx89KK0

The bow: https://theta360.com/s/fMi14N1HFNYQw5HwywMj68I40

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Oceanographer extraordinaire, Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

A brief Facebook Live chat with dear friend oceanographer extraordinaire, Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Sylvia is always on the go speaking for our ocean. Listen to her here, watch her many talks, read her many books, watch her film, Mission Blue on Netflix--get on board and help as she and her team Mission Blue work to create Hope Spots around the world. 


NASA Deputy Chief Technologist, Jim Adams and the NASA Frontier Development Lab

NASA Deputy Chief Technologist, Jim Adams, NASA Chief Systems Engineer, Bruce Pittman, and NASA Program Executive for Planetary Defense, Victoria Friedensen, speaking about the NASA Frontier Development Lab Applied Research Accelerator, NASA Space Portal, and NASA Office of Planetary Defense.


The Flying Eye Hospital with Orbis CEO, Bob Ranck

A visit with the CEO of Orbis, Bob Ranck. We're discussing The Flying Eye Hospital during a visit to Moffett Field in Mountain View, California.

On the outside, this plane is like most other aircraft. Inside, it's like nothing you've ever seen.The MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital is equal parts teacher, envoy and advocate in the global effort to end avoidable blindness.


Check out these 360° photos from inside the aircraft.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 cockpit - https://theta360.com/s/iyXk7vLBfkDLcq4KjNXmFJgKe

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 state of the art operating suite - https://theta360.com/s/px3SgKfISIZz6uqTOPCF44ThY

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 exam and laser treatment room - https://theta360.com/s/hMvrMyADMY1KSsRnlhilUunSq

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/se2EYgq2vahK75cHlnE53Vvnc

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/apRJsjw857oVfvGiX2EIoDurI

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/e09xKkzPuoMZDpqeoQR66VCWe

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 classroom - https://theta360.com/s/h5zdqCqvqjXyq7jud4jWG6k64

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/jrf9CUOA7YiZck3bdq6WU926i

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/ppPwPHBSQEb1CXsObzFYMcosq

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10 - https://theta360.com/s/sPoPkWnW0MOvDa2wsCOe1ylpw

More about Orbis here: http://www.orbis.org