The ENLIGHTEN'10 Expedition


The ENLIGHTEN '10 expedition ended on 23 August 2010. The archived website is still available HERE.

Summary of Cruise Activities

  • Seagoing research program for 20 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Live video streamed from seafloor and ship over the Internet
  • Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry onboard and conducted in-concert operations
  • Seafloor surveys off Grays Harbor, Washington, for placement of OOI Endurance Array shallow-water uncabled moorings
  • Seafloor surveys to characterize methane seeps at summit of southern Hydrate Ridge in preparation for OOI Regional infrastructure installation
  • Seafloor surveys for OOI coastal cabled mooring west of Newport, Oregon
  • High-resolution surveys at Axial Seamount in preparation for OOI RSN cabled infrastructure installation