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Highlighted Expeditions


Kermadec Trench Expedition 2014

April 10 to May 20, 2014
Follow a team of scientists and engineers from seven different research institutions who will use HROV Nereus, a deep-diving remotely operated vehicle, to explore part of the Kermedec Trench, one of the deepest in world.

Oases 2013

May 30 - June 30, 2013
Hydrothermal exploration of the Mid-Cayman Rise and the world's deepest active vent fields.
Video archive

Mid-Cayman Rise 2009

October 7 - November 6, 2009
Join a renowned team of oceanographers and astrobiologists as they explore one of the deepest points in the Caribbean Sea, searching for life in extreme seafloor environments.

Mariana Trench 2009

May 23 - June 6, 2009
A WHOI-led team aboard the research vessel Kilo Moana conducted a series of sea trials with the newly-built Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle (HROV) Nereus, taking the vehicle to ever-greater depths from 1,000m to 4,000m, then 8,000m and ultimately, on May 31, 2009, to 10,902 m.