Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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


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