Okeanos Explorer – USs Robotic Navigation Tech to Explore Ocean Floor

18 May 2021 Current Affairs:The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created the Okeanos Explorer ship (NOAA). On May 14, 2021, it departed from Port Canaveral in Florida.

About Okeanos Explorer:
♦ The Okeanos Explorer is on a two-week ocean exploration mission.
♦ In Hadal Zone, it is to create 3D maps of huge areas of unknown ocean floors.
♦ It will execute a technical demonstration of Orpheus, an autonomous underwater vehicle.
♦ The Orpheus robot is a new submersible robot that will aid in the identification of scientific features on the ocean floor.

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