Ship-to-Shore Interactions

ship to shore interactions
Ocean Exploration Trust

Bring the excitement of deep-sea exploration LIVE to your classroom, science center, museum, aquarium, or community event. Live ship-to-shore interactions with E/V Nautilus allow students to engage in a unique two-way, live dialogue with the educators, scientists, and engineers of the Corps of Exploration. Live interactions are available free to classroom and community events audiences. 

Ship-to-shore interactions are conducted using Google Meet. Connections last 20 - 30 minutes, depending on the venue’s preference. These are not broadcast publicly, allowing for a more personal question and answer-style talk with our science and engineering team onboard or onshore.

Due to reduced personnel onboard Nautilus as part of our COVID-19 mitigation plan, ship-to-shore interactions for the August- December 2020 season will be subject to limited availability. All live interactions are pre-scheduled. Please submit a request and an OET staff person will be in contact with further information.  

If the team cannot connect live directly with your class, there are many new ways to connect with our explorers this year. Join us for our virtual event series either live or asynchronously. Find the events at

2020 Interaction Request Form - INTERACTIONS NOT AVAILABLE. Please check back for an update on 2021 interactions.

Technical Requirements

  • Wired internet connection (with enough bandwidth to load a video without buffering)
  • Google Chrome browser to run Google Meet 
  • Projector/screen or display plan for the incoming video from presenters
  • Speakers for incoming audio from presenters
  • Microphone (internal to computer or external)