Blogs

Back on Board

17 July 2014, 2:34 pm - via I-COOL

As of 7:10am EST, Challenger is back on board the Alpha Delfino and is headed back to Santos once more.  Upon first light, the team, including our friend Marcelo Dottori were on location preparing...

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Preparing for Recovery

16 July 2014, 2:18 pm - via I-COOL

As Marcelo and his team prepare to leave port once more, the team at RUCOOL continues to maneuver 29  towards the shores of Brazil.   The ship will set sail around 8pm tonight (7pm EST) and...

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Celebrating 20 Years at Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

16 July 2014, 1:10 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Picture a place where orcas breach above the sunken wrecks of 19th-century ships, and sea otters frolic among kelp forests while bald eagles soar through the skies. That place is Olympic Coast...

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Technical Difficulties 

14 July 2014, 4:55 pm - via I-COOL

After a very rough ride out, the team managed to deploy Challenger last friday along the shelf break of the Southern Brazil Bight   Unfortunately, after the deployment the glider ran into a...

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To Cape Town!

11 July 2014, 11:40 am - via I-COOL

as of 11:27am EST RU29: Challenger is back in the water flying a 300m test mission.  If all goes well as Dave runs various tests, we will give 29 her first way point on her mission to go back...

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Steaming Out

11 July 2014, 10:06 am - via I-COOL

Yesterday afternoon the team rejoiced as the final preparations for Challenger's deployment were capped with a celebration. Drs Frederico Brandini and Marcelo Dottori of the University of Sao...

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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to visit Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

8 July 2014, 2:15 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Nearly 100 years after its last voyage, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan will visit NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in a symbolic journey to one of the world's premier whale...

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Hurricane Arthur

2 July 2014, 6:37 pm - via I-COOL

Lets start with the latest forecast track for Arthur: And zoom into the Northeast region: Eye is forecast to clip Cape Hatteras then accelerate to northwest over deepwater. Greg passed along the...

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The World Cup (of Underwater Robots)

24 June 2014, 11:15 am - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

While the sporting world is fixated on the World Cup in Brazil this summer, another international tournament is about to take the quiet Michigan town of Alpena by storm.

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Mission 31: Fabien Cousteau's Record-Breaking Journey into the Hidden World of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

24 June 2014, 11:15 am - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Fabien Cousteau, world-renowned ocean advocate, filmmaker and grandson of pioneering ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, accomplished just that last month during Mission 31, his record-breaking...

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