Ocean Exploration Trust and Exploration Vessel Nautilus: Collaborative Seabed Mapping, Observations and Discovery

Lindsay Gee
Mapping and Science Coordinator

Ocean Exploration Trust

Friday, Mar. 13, 2020, 3:10pm
Chase 105

E/V Nautilus has covered wide areas of the Pacific during expeditions since 2015, and last year ventured further south and west to Samoa and explored areas of the central Pacific, including the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.  The operations also expanded beyond Nautilus with OET’s first mobile expedition, a mapping mission in Lake Huron, in partnership with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. A continued partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries took Nautilus to the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and on return expeditions to several others along the west coast of the U.S.

Expeditions are also available to scientists in real-time via live video, audio, and data feeds. Telepresence enables the participation of scientists ashore who are geographically dispersed and might not have the opportunity to collaborate due to cost or logistics. Virtual scientists on shore broaden the disciplines of the team and enhance the efficiency of research, particularly in remote regions. The 2020 expeditions of Nautilus provide various opportunities for students, faculty, and others to become involved.


Lindsay has over 35 years of broad experience in hydrographic surveying and ocean mapping. In recent years his work has focused on the technology used in the ocean mapping industry, and the strategic planning and business development required to identify and transition innovative technology to products, services and solutions for general operational use. See more at https://nautiluslive.org/people/lindsay-gee