Explorers to Use New Robotic Vehicles to Hunt for Life and Hydrothermal Vents on Arctic Seafloor
Researchers will probe the Gakkel Ridge during expedition that begins on July 1.
Undersea Vehicles to Study Formation of Gold and Other Precious Metals On the Pacific Ocean Floor
Scientists will explore the seafloor near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean later this month, investigating hydrothermal vents and the formation of mineral deposits containing gold and other precious minerals with industrial value.
Woods Hole Engineering Team from Titanic Discovery to be Honored
Jason Jr. engineers honored 20 years after Titanic exploration for their efforts to advance the routine use of remotely operated vehicles and fiber optics in the deep sea.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Ancient Greek Shipwreck
After lying hidden for centuries off the coast of Greece, a 4th century B.C. merchant ship and its cargo has been discovered and surveyed by a robotic underwater vehicle that accomplished in two days what it would take divers years to do.
New Technology for New Exploration of Hydrothermal Vents
Advances in undersea imaging systems, the development of new vehicles and instruments, and improved seafloor mapping capabilities have enabled scientists to explore areas of the deep sea in unprecedented detail.