In 2008, Dr. Robert Ballard founded the Ocean Exploration Trust. It’s purpose: to fund ocean exploration. The program’s international expeditions take place on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a 210 foot ship. The Nautilus collects scientific data, but also involves the public in its journey with live audio, video, and data feeds. And, at certain stopping points, the public is welcomed aboard. Educators and students get hands-on marine science experience.
Currently, the Nautilus is located in the Lesser Antilles at the Kick Em Jenny Submarine Volcano where the program’s ROV Hercules (remotely operated underwater vehicle) is descending to the depths.
See the amazing live feed here!
And see some shots from the trip so far below: