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In Port
After a 10-day mapping transit form San Pedro, CA, E/V Nautilus has arrived at the Port of Honolulu! The mapping team processed data 24/7 as the cruise progressed for a total area of more than 23,000 square kilometers of seafloor. During the next two days we will continue to process the mapping data. Meanwhile, the ship is preparing its handover to the next expedition team for NA133, where we will be mapping Liliʻuokalani Seamounts in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
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Honolulu, USA


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Mapping to the Hawaiian Islands

E/V Nautilus will transition to conducting operations within the central Pacific for the next several years, starting with a 10-day mapping expedition funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration through the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute. The mapping on this expedition will contribute directly to filling mapping gaps in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) southeast of Hawai’i, and also filling gaps in international waters during the mapping transit. As we move west from North America, we acknowledge the indigenous and local communities of the Pacific Rim and Oceania — including Native Hawaiians, Polynesians, Melanesians, Micronesians, Papuans, and other Pasifika peoples — that have stewarded through generations the ocean, seas, coastlines, and lands of what is now the Pacific Ocean.