Science & Tech

Our Science Focus

Nearly two-thirds of our planet is covered by water, yet over 95 percent of the ocean is unexplored. Exploring and documenting deep sea phenomena is critical for basic science and understanding our planet, conservation, and management.

Our Technology

Ocean exploration is a complex endeavor, and Nautilus is outfitted with the latest tools and technology to provide scientists and engineers both onboard and ashore with the data they need for continuing research in geology, biology, archaeology, and physical oceanography.

Partner's Technology

Our ship is an excellent platform for technology development and testing. Many of our expeditions involve hosting partners' vehicles and guest technologies to advance new modes of ocean exploration and develop new efficiencies as we work to understand the ocean.


Participate live as we explore through our Scientist Ashore Program via telepresence, and request data and samples.


Get a sneak peek of where we're headed next or revisit the discoveries of our past expeditions.


Explore the list of manuscripts, books and book chapters, theses, and dissertations from the data and samples collected aboard Nautilus.