2023 Expedition Season Highlights: Deep Sea Science and Collaboration

Spending 215 days at sea in 2023, E/V Nautilus and the Corps of Exploration explored the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean with deep sea dives, seafloor mapping, and brand-new pieces of exploration technology. Thank you for joining the adventure as we mapped 180,000 km2 and explored never-before-surveyed areas of the ocean with over 823 hours on the seafloor across 85 ROV dives. 

Our season’s twelve expeditions ranged from the remote regions of the Pacific Remote Islands and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monuments to the geologically fascinating hydrothermal vents off British Colombia alongside Ocean Networks Canada. This highlight reel shares some of our adventures beneath the sea and the inspiring people and technologies that made them possible. 

Thank you for being part of the over 10 million views of our exploration discoveries this year! We are proud to share a love of ocean exploration and science with communities worldwide. Thanks to the collaboration, partnerships, and our loyal audiences, 2023 was one of our most successful- and groundbreaking- seasons yet. Stay tuned to learn what we have in store for 2024 and beyond! 

This season was made possible by the many partners who support Ocean Exploration Trust in our exploration, inspiration, and innovation mission. The 2023 E/V Nautilus expeditions are sponsored by NOAA Ocean Exploration via the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, Ocean Networks Canada, the Office of Naval Research, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.