2014 Expedition Season

The Ocean Exploration Trust was founded in 2008 by Titanic-discoverer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor and many of our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to conducting scientific research, we offer our expeditions to explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field. We also bring educators and students of all ages aboard during E/V Nautilus expeditions, offering them hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.

2014 Nautilus Expeditions

Straits of Florida

Jun 11 – 15, 2014

Dry Tortugas

Jun 16 – 20, 2014


Jun 22 – Jul 4, 2014

Exploring Unknown America

Jul 6 – 14, 2014

Gulf Integrated Spill Research (GISR)

Jul 17 – 25, 2014

Mesoamerican Reef

Aug 6 – 12, 2014

Windward Passage Project

Aug 17 – 28, 2014

Kick 'em Jenny Submarine Volcano Project

Sep 18 – Oct 8, 2014

Expedition Map

Map of Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean with 2014 expedition locations marked
Ocean Exploration Trust