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Recent News

  • Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Ocean Science and Technology through Partnerships - Supporting Oceanographic Research through Partnerships. The National Oceanographic Partnership Program under the Ocean Policy Committee is the nation’s flagship program to facilitate ocean research partnerships across government and other sectors.
  • Interagency Public-Private Partnership Sends Uncrewed Saildrone to Explore Remote Alaskan Waters - On August 11, 2022, the Saildrone Surveyor departed Dutch Harbor in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, embarking on a multipartner project to better understand the ocean and seafloor in one of the most remote and understudied parts of the United States. NOAA Ocean Exploration and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are the primary sponsors of this work.
  • Engineers on E/V Nautilus expedition test 3 remotely operated vehicles - Hawaii Public Radio | By Zoe Dym Published May 26, 2022 at 10:44 AM HST Exploration Vessel Nautilus has concluded its third expedition for this year. The Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute led the most recent mission to advance the tools used in its work. Engineers tested three remotely operated vehicles in waters south of the main Hawaiian Islands.
  • NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute takes delivery of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle - Directions Magazine Apr. 14, 2022 Denver (CO), – The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH CCOM), as a member of the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration, has taken delivery of an iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) and its Universal Deployment System. The autonomous solution will help expand the footprint and efficiency of the OECI’s ocean exploration operations.
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