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Using Virtual Reality to Open The Oceans

By | December 7th, 2016|Blog, Community, Content|

One of the fundamental challenges we face in exciting humans about the ocean is that it is difficult for us to visit and see the wonders of the ocean “with our own eyes”. Studies have shown that communicating a message online has significantly higher engagement if you use images instead of text alone; with video [...]

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Exploring the Ocean from the Farallones to San Francisco Bay

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Expeditions|

The excitement begins the night before you ship out. No matter the length of an expedition, there is always that mix of excitement and dread as you try to get some sleep before heading out in the early morning. Did I pack everything I need? Will the weather be good? Did I set the alarm? (you double [...]

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Igniting Curiosity at Oceans ’16

By | September 27th, 2016|Blog|

As part of the Oceans '16 conference, Open The Oceans helped facilitate a display of Cyclops 1 in Monterey, CA. Attendees were able to get up close and personal with Cyclops as part of the conference exhibition. We also worked with the conference organizers to bring students from the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science and a local Girl Scout troop (#33132) [...]

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Eye on the Sanctuaries: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

By | September 27th, 2016|Blog|

OceanGate Inc. and OceanGate Foundation continue the Eye on the Sanctuaries Tour with an expedition to the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary near San Francisco, California. This multi‑day expedition will use the 5‑man submersible Cyclops 1 to explore the ocean depths to 500 meters (1600 feet) to expand our understanding of the distribution and abundance [...]

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OTO Challenge #3: Building Medusa-Cam!

By | April 27th, 2016|Blog|

Design, Build, Deploy The third Open The Oceans team is ready to design, build and deploy a 360° timelapse camera we have dubbed Medusa-Cam. The goal of the third Open The Oceans challenge is to design, build and deploy an in-sub camera that can collect 360° photos and timelapse video suitable for creating a Virtual [...]

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Help Open The Oceans on May 3, 2016

By | April 22nd, 2016|Blog|

We are excited that OceanGate Foundation has been selected to participate in Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG campaign on May 3rd, 2016. Using deep-sea exploration as our unifying theme, we have implemented an engaging learning platform that ignites curiosity, passion, and a lifelong love of learning. With your help we will continue to light up the imaginations of [...]

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Dive into spring with Open The Oceans

By | March 17th, 2016|Blog|

One of the reasons exploring the ocean is so exciting is that you never know what you will find, or what tools might be used to collect interesting data. From the Secchi Disk to advanced 3D sonars, ocean explorers are always on the lookout for new technology. Open The Oceans loves to use the submersibles of OceanGate, [...]

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2015 Fall Update

By | November 13th, 2015|Blog|

2015 has been an exciting year for OceanGate Foundation. We launched our Open The Oceans program early in the year and participated in a number of different field expeditions. This update offers a review of our progress this year to inspire the next generation and push the boundaries of ocean exploration with our partners. [...]

Pushing the Boundaries

By | November 13th, 2015|Blog|

OceanGate Foundation works with a number of partners and collaborators to push the boundaries of ocean exploration. Our primary partner is OceanGate, Inc., who provides us with exclusive access to their manned submersibles for education outreach activities. This summer we also formalized our collaborations with NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries program by signing a Memorandum of [...]

Inspiring the Next Generation

By | November 13th, 2015|Blog|

During Winter Quarter 2015, we launched our Open The Oceans program, which features team-based design challenges. In two different challenges, student teams competed for the chance to accompany us on dives to the MT-6 wreck  in Puget Sound. Student teams were recruited via Requests for Proposals issued to Seattle Central College’s Ready! Set! Transfer! (RST) [...]

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