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Ocean Today. Mission : exploration
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Ocean Today. Mission : exploration
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    Okeanos Explorer (Ship) ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, ; ... More ▼
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    The video is part of the Ocean Today educational video collection (sub-collection: Exploration). It has open captions and can be viewed in regular (640 x 36) or high resolution (1280 x 720). Video's transcript: "This is the Okeanos Explorer. Its name comes from the Greek word for "ocean." Once a surveillance ship for the Navy, it's now a ship of exploration - using the latest technology to bring us some of the most extraordinary sights from the deep sea. This impressive vessel is 224 feet in length and weighs about 2300 metric tons, which is over 5 million pounds. Okeanos is the first US ship to be dedicated solely to exploration and discovery missions in the ocean. It uses a hull-mounted multibeam sonar to measure depths in the ocean. This helps produce high resolution maps of the seafloor as deep as 8000 meters, creating 3-D imagery of underwater ridges, trenches, volcanoes, and even plumes. Okeanos also has two Remotely Operated Vehicles with HD cameras to capture images and video of its underwater explorations. That noticeably large ball is actually an antenna. It transmits the video and data by satellite over the internet in real-time to Exploration Command Centers ashore. This technology is known as Telepresence, and it's one of the most unique functions of the ship. By transmitting live, scientists on shore can be a part of the discovery process as it happens, as if they were right there on board. Telepresence also allows the ship to host webcasts and stream visuals into newsrooms and classrooms. This gives both adults and kids alike the opportunity to join the Okeanos Explorer on its journey and learn more about the ocean environment. With every new mission and new discovery, NOAA's Okeanos Explorer helps shape the future of ocean exploration."

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