Scientists Ashore Program

telepresence at home setup
Courtesy Jennifer Brown

Researchers and scientists are needed to make the most of our exploration by transforming the data and samples collected into discoveries! You can participate live via telepresence with Exploration Vessel Nautilus as we explore the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean. In May, in collaboration with our expedition partners like NOAA Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, Ocean Exploration Trust will launch our 2024 field season. Further expedition details will be released in February 2024. 

Shorebased participants can view live video and some data feeds from ROVs Hercules and Argus, view data from seafloor and water column mapping efforts, participate in a text dialogue with shipboard scientists and other onshore scientists, and contribute to ROV dives and mapping operations. 

Who Should Register

Researchers from all sectors, undergraduate, community college, and graduate students, and early career scientists are encouraged to register. The general public, including educators and students of all ages, are encouraged to watch our live stream and send in questions to our team on watch. Data and samples are available to all regardless of participation.

How to Participate

We invite members of the ocean science and management community to submit priorities for seafloor mapping, remotely operated vehicle dives, and sampling on 2024 expeditions to map and explore deep-water areas in the Central and Eastern Pacific. Please provide your input by February 1, 2024. Information received will be used to refine expedition plans, which will be discussed during community calls preceding each expedition.

Registration is coming soon for the 2024 E/V Nautilus Scientist Ashore Portal. By registering for cruises, users are invited to:

  • Request expedition planning documents and daily expedition updates;
  • submit input on research interests and site locations; and 
  • participate in expeditions via OET's Scientist Ashore portal (text-based chat, low-latency live streams of ROV dives, real-time data feeds, webmap) 

Register to participate in the Scientist Ashore Program 


Watch Recorded 2024 Scientist Ashore Community Call 

2024 Scientist Ashore Webinar Slides and Links


Enter the Science Portal

Questions on registering? Please email