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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

Upcoming Events

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From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Expeditions of the Future: Scientific expeditions of yesterday, today, and imagining those to come.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

As our environment and society change, so too do the many ways in which we explore our planet. People previously excluded from participating in expeditions now lead them, building new models of knowledge curation. Join Ingrid Algren and National Geographic Explorers Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey, Allison Fundis, and Jennifer Berglund in a conversation about women in expedition leadership, the ways in which expeditions are changing today, and explore how you can be part of shaping those of the future!

Watch live on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Explorer Classroom | Hawaiʻi’s Sharks 101 with the Ocean Exploration Trust Expedition: Shark Team

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Bring ocean exploration to life in your classroom!

Watch the Mālama Manō project team, Explorer Ariana Agustines, Educators Kelly Koller and Daniel Kinzer, Researcher Sara Khalid, and Storyteller Jennie Burgland, to learn how they will research shark and ray diversity and abundance around Maui and the island of Hawai’i using low-impact and non-invasive research techniques to help inform shark conservation measures in the area. Explorer Classroom is a free, live YouTube show that connects learners with National Geographic Explorers.

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Explorer Classroom | Underwater Soundscapes with the Ocean Exploration Trust: Marine Mammal Team

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Bring ocean exploration to life in your classroom! Watch the first 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

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

Inspired by Nature: Designs of the future inspired by sharks, marine mammals, and nature together

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

Whether it’s the elegant undulations of a jellyfish or the kaleidoscopic color changes of a cephalopod, nature is the true master of design. We have much to learn from it. In this interactive live discussion, join scientists and Hawaiian experts as they share the lessons we are learning and have yet to learn from nature’s designs.

Learn how sharks and marine mammals and all of nature are inspiring the designs of the future in products, communities, and digital spaces with Daniel Kinzer, Dr. Keolu Fox, Dr. Molly Gabler - Smith, and Dr. Frank Fish as they share their passions for stewardship of nature, community knowledge, and the conservation of coral reefs.

Watch on YouTube, or LinkedIn

From Shore to the Abyss Project Panel:

An Ocean of Sound: Mammals, Underwater Noise, and Ecosystem Health

Friday, September 23, 2022 — 8:00 am Hawaii • 11:00 am Pacific • 2:00 pm Eastern

The underwater soundscape is a critical snapshot of the world underneath the waves. Sound is essential for marine life survival - especially for marine mammals. Join our LIVE event and learn from scientists aboard E/V Nautilus how we’re investigating whale and dolphin vocalizations deploying underwater microphones in Hawaiian waters during our From Shore to the Abyss Program with the National Geographic Society.

Join OET and NGS marine mammal project team members Carissa Cabrera, Dr. Matthias Hoffmann Kuhnt, Abel Ho, and Dr. Adam Pack and get your questions answered in this interactive Project Panel event to learn more about the importance of audio in ecosystem health.