2016 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.

2016 Nautilus Expeditions

Ocean Networks Canada

May 10 – 30, 2016

Central California Basic Exploration

Jun 22 – Jul 2, 2016

Southern California Margin

Jul 24 – Aug 12, 2016

Central California

Aug 19 – 27, 2016

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Aug 29 – Sep 12, 2016

Expedition Map

Map of Eastern Pacific with 2016 expedition locations marked
Ocean Exploration Trust