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Using the power of telepresence, Ocean Exploration Trust connects learners around the world with exciting events diving into the topics, technologies, and careers in ocean exploration. Programs introduce learners to professional explorers from the Corps of Exploration and bring the latest discoveries from expeditions straight to audiences whether at home or in school.


Meet the Team student and career features are interactive opportunities to meet early career professionals who study and work in ocean science, technology, and engineering. Learn about their pathways and explore the many possibilities in STEM careers!

Side by side image collage of a woman diving underwater a dolphin a coastline in Hawaii, multiple peoples hands working on a water sampler and a shark

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panels bring learners to coastal ecosystems to learn about exciting research projects focused on the conservation of coral reefs made possible through OET’s expedition experience alongside research teams from the National Geographic Society. Learn about these teams' passions for stewardship, cutting-edge technologies, and citizen science techniques!

Nautilus from a drone

Next on Nautilus expedition overviews feature the latest updates from the 2022 Nautilus expedition in the Central Pacific. Join our team to recap thrilling discoveries and preview science and technology developments you can see on Nautilus Live.

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Books & Bathymetry: Seafloor mapping chat with Laura Tretheway & the Nautilus Team

Thursday, July 27, 2023 — 9:00 am Hawaii • 12:00 pm Pacific • 3:00 pm Eastern

Join the Nautilus Live team for a LIVE discussion about the importance of seafloor mapping while we explore across the Pacific en route to Hawaiʻi. This discussion features explorer and author Laura Trethewey, who joins our team to discuss her recently published book: The Deepest Map, the High-Stakes Race to Chart the World's Ocean.  Researched partially aboard E/V Nautilus the book features the history of exploring our planet with maps and all that remains to be learned from the planet. 

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Education through Imagery: What Maritime Archaeological Photos Can Teach Us

Friday, October 21, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Join the From Shore to the Abyss Maritime Heritage team as they discuss their exploration and documentation of maritime wrecks in Hawaiian waters as part of this Ocean Exploration Trust and National Geographic Society partnership program. Learn from team members Ashleigh Glickley, Dr. Justin Dunnavant, Dr. Jason Raupp, and Jenny Adler how they combine underwater photography, 3D modeling and other tools to better understand and educate learned about shipwrecks, downed planes, and other relics left behind mostly from WWII.

Watch live on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Explorer Classroom | Shipwrecks & Sunken Aircraft with the Ocean Exploration Trust: Maritime Heritage Team

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Join the Maritime Heritage expedition team of archaeologists, underwater photographers, and educators, led by Explorer Justin Dunnavant, to learn how they will create virtual 3D models of key underwater cultural heritage sites in Maui and Lānaʻi in order to document them and raise awareness for their preservation.

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

A Community of Change: People, Plastic, and Maritime History

Thursday, October 13, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Sunken shipwrecks, downed aircraft, plastic debris, and microplastics: what joins these seemingly disparate phenomenon? This talk brings together a conversation about our past maritime heritage and the future of our trash. Dr. Justin Dunnavant and Rachael Miller explore how everyday people can lead the future of maritime science exploration and protect the ocean from our own lost, discarded and abandoned objects.

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Explorer Classroom | CSI for the Ocean with Ocean Exploration Trust Expedition: Microplastics Team

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Bring ocean exploration to life in your classroom! Watch the third of four events in this special series, live from the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, during its expedition in the Hawaiian Islands. Explorer Classroom is a free, live YouTube show that connects learners with National Geographic Explorers. Tune in to hear behind-the-scenes stories about their lives as scientists, storytellers, and adventurers and get real-time answers to your students’ questions

Join the Microplastics expedition team, led by Explorer Rachael Miller, to learn how they will collect samples and create a map of microplastic and microfiber pollution found in the surface waters and air surrounding Maui and Lana'i. Their data will examine links between surface and airborne microplastics and observed macroplastics, with the goal of determining an accessible and inexpensive method for identifying marine debris hot spots—and ultimately preventing and remediating plastic pollution.