Remote Exploration: Telepresence and the Future of Science

Learn more about remote telepresence, the technology that allows scientists on shore to participate along with our expeditions. Our video streams from the cameras on Hercules and Argus up our fiber-optic cable to the control van on Nautilus, where it is sent via from our dish to a satellite, down to a receiving station, then on to the Inner Space Center. From there, it is distributed directly to scientist’s computers and to the web. Telepresence frees us from the space constraints of the ship, allowing more scientists to be involved with the expedition.