Okeanos Explorer ROV dive summary, EX1606, August 12, 2016
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Okeanos Explorer ROV dive summary, EX1606, August 12, 2016

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    Dive Summary in PDF, from EX1606 Okeanos Explorer expedition (EX1606: Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, July 29 - August 15, 2016), dives 1-14."Operations will use the ship's deep water mapping systems (Kongsberg EM302 multibeam sonar, EK60 split-beam fisheries sonars, ADCPs, and Knudsen 3260 chirp sub-bottom profiler sonar), NOAA's two-body 6000 m remotely operated vehicle (ROVs Deep Discoverer and Seirios), CTD rosette, and the ship's high-bandwidth satellite connection for real-time ship to shore communications. Daytime ROV dives are planned most days from July 28-August 16th and a few dedicated mapping transit days are also expected. ROV dives will include high-resolution visual surveys and limited rock and biologic specimen sampling. Mapping operations will be conducted overnight and when the ROV is on deck. CTD casts may be requested during the cruise to collect more environmental information at sites of interest"--ISO metadata information.
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