Before every Jason dive, its pilots, engineers, and technicians check electrical connections, test hydraulic oil levels, and work through a long checklist of other items to ensure that all of the remotely operated vehicle’s systems run smoothly. In this time-lapse video, watch the team at work over the course of an hour as they make final adjustments to the vehicle before deployment.
In a series of video clips, co-principal investigators Stefan Sievert and Jeff Seewald describe their goals for Expedition 15, the new technology they’re using to gather samples in the deep ocean, and the scientific challenges they’ll face along the way.Launch interactive »
Welcome to the research vessel Atlantis! Of the 31 scientists and technicians who joined this expedition, nearly half grew up speaking languages other than English. In this video, hear researchers’ greetings in Chinese, German, French, Hindi, Greek, Spanish, and Italian. View video »
Each Jason launch is a carefully choreographed dance involving engineers, technicians, pilots, and Atlantis crew members. In this video, follow along as the remotely operated vehicle is deployed from the ship for the first time during our expedition. View video »