2022 Expedition Highlights Reel - Deep Sea Exploration and Beyond

Spending over 200 days at sea in 2022, E/V Nautilus and the Corps of Exploration explored the Central Pacific Ocean with deep sea dives, seafloor mapping, and brand-new partnerships venturing into the shallow ocean. Thank you for joining the adventure as we mapped over 162,000 km2 and explored never-before-surveyed areas of the ocean floor for over 534 hours across 34 ROV dives.

With expeditions ranging as far as the Pacific Remote Islands and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monuments, we ended our season close to Hawaiʻi launching the From Shore to the Abyss partnership program with near coastal research projects focusing on wildlife biology, maritime heritage, and plastic pollution. This highlight reel shares some of our adventures beneath the sea and the inspiring people and technologies that made them possible. With over 8.3 million views of our exploration discoveries, we are proud to share a love of ocean exploration and science with communities worldwide. Thanks to the collaboration, partnerships, and our loyal audiences, 2022 was one of our most successful- and groundbreaking- seasons yet. Stay tuned to learn what we have in store for 2023 and beyond!

This season was made possible by the many partners who support Ocean Exploration Trust in our exploration, inspiration, and innovation mission. The 2022 expedition sponsors are NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration via the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, the NOAA Office of Coast Survey, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Geographic Society.