Dive Schedule

Watch live video feeds on the Okeanos Explorer homepage!  We are working in the Gulf of Mexico at the beginning of the season and will be transiting to the Atlantic Ocean in May.

November 29 – December 21, 2017

Gulf of Mexico – starting in Key West, FL and ending in Pascagoula, MS to look at deep-sea coral communities in support of the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative in partnership with NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the United States Geological Survey, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

April 11 – May 3, 2018

Gulf of Mexico – starting in Pascagoula, MS and ending in Key West, FL to look at deep-sea coral communities in support of the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative in partnership with NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the United States Geological Survey, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

June 6 – June 27, 2018

Atlantic Ocean – starting in Charleston, SC and ending in Norfolk, VA to look at deep-sea coral and sponge communities and geological features and to fill data gaps from the Atlantic Canyons Undersea Mapping Expeditions campaign.

August 11 – September 2, 2018

Atlantic Ocean – starting in Hamilton, Bermuda and ending in Davisville, RI to explore deep waters off the coast of New England and Canadian waters.