In addition to tools for conducting scientific exploration, the ship is equipped with a high-bandwidth satellite communication system that can transmit data to an unlimited number of viewers and scientists ashore who remotely stand watch with us.
High-definition video feeds are streamed directly from cameras aboard ROVs Hercules and Argus and up a fiber optic cable to the control van aboard the ship. These feeds are then sent from our dish to a satellite and down to a receiving station at ISC, which is connected to high-bandwidth internet that allows for the live stream of video, audio, and data to flow from ship to shore where it is captured, displayed, and disseminated in real-time. From there, video and data are distributed directly to scientists’ computers and the internet for the public.
Clips used in public presentations should be credited “Courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust/ Nautilus Live.