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Telepresence technology is a term used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to refer to the combination of satellite technology with the Internet to broadcast information, including video in real-time from cameras used on its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on Okeanos Explorer. Its ROV will be operating working in a deep sea environment. Data from the ROV is transmitted to a hub based on the land, which then send it to scientists and to the public. [1] [2]

This effort of the Okeanos Explorer has been compared to the lunar landing. [3]

The telepresence technology used by NOAA includes the following: [2]

  • deep water mapping, to a depth of 6,000 m
  • science-oriented ROV operations
  • real-time satellite transmission of data.

The Okeanos Explorer is designed as an educational tool that can be followed on Twitter. [4] [5]


  1. ^ Martinez, Catalina. "NOAA Ocean Explorer: Okeanos Explorer: A New Paradigm for Exploration: Telepresence". Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  2. ^ a b "Telepresence Technology — Office of Ocean Exploration and Research". Archived from the original on 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  3. ^ Lubchenco, Jane. "A moonward gaze from a tidal shore - From Our Inbox -". Archived from the original on August 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  4. ^ "NOAA, Ocean Explorer". Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  5. ^ "NOAA, Ocean Explorer (oceanexplorer) on Twitter". Retrieved 2009-08-10.