Melissa Baffa speaks with Our Ventura TV host, George Alger, about the Ocean Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust.
Educators and students of all ages participate in E/V Nautilus expeditions, gaining hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.
The Ocean Exploration Trust was founded in 2008 by Titanic-discoverer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration.
It takes a lot of people to explore the ocean — at any particular moment the Nautilus can host up to 31 members of the science team and 17 ship’s crew, all contributing in various ways to the scientific efforts of the Corps of Exploration. No one is expendable — without pilots, cooks, navigators, mates, data loggers, engineers, and many more, the ship couldn’t function. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. to sail on Nautilus — just a passion for science and discovery.
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