Nautilus Live and the Nautilus Exploration Program are operated by the non-profit organization Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor, innovating new ways and technologies to conduct that exploration, and engaging and educating the next generation on the significance of STEM and ocean science. Our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus —a 68-meter research vessel — and also from other vessels OET charters to deploy our mobile ROV system. During our expeditions,we offer explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field in addition to ship-to-shore interactions with classrooms and learning venues for students. We bring educators and students of all ages aboard during E/V Nautilus expeditions, offering them hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.
Sharing the stories of science, technology, and people behind ocean exploration is a key component of OET’s education mission, and we strive to make our content easily available to media outlets.