In the summer of 2010, Dr. Robert Ballard and his team launched an exciting expedition on the E/V Nautilus to explore ancient history and learn more about the ocean. The expedition took place in the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and the East Mediteranean Sea. E/V Nautilus expedition scientists are involved in several activities: mapping the sea floor, studying underwater volcanoes, investigating unusual life forms, and exploring shipwrecks. The Nautilus visited again on Nov 2011. together with the school's scientist we had a week of intense research.
The Nautilus expedition is special because it offers you a chance to take part in ocean exploration history. A satellite dish on the ship transmits live video and other data from the expedition, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Scientists on shore can use the data to take part in the expedition from afar. But you do not have to be a scientist to share the thrill of discovery. You will be able to hear what Dr. Ballard and his team are saying and view what they are seeing in real time on the Nautilus Live Website. Read on to find out more about the plan for each part of the expedition. Nobody knows how the plans will turn out or what kinds of discoveries might be made. So be sure to tune in and find out!
The Nautilus project http://www.nautiluslive.org/about is combining an international cruise to research the deep sea, using the Nautilus ship and the sophisticated robots operated from, and an educational activity to increase the public awareness of the deep sea environment and its mystery. Like last year, the project includes a visit to Israel's shores, and research expedition in cooperation with a group of research from the Marine Sciences School of University of Haifa, from Israel Oceanography & Limnological Research Institution, from the Israeli Geological Institute and others. At the same time, in the University of Haifa, a control room will be established, that will serve as a center of scientific and promotional activities.
Stay tuned for the next season here: The Nautilus Live
Nautilus 2011 - Crew Welcome Photos here (On new tab)
Nautilus 2011 - Reserach Photos here (On new tab)