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Valor in the Atlantic Telepresence Expedition at the museum

Monday, May 16, 2022, noon–1 p.m., Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History

Join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners during the upcoming program Valor in the Atlantic Telepresence Expedition due to launch in May 2022. Follow along as NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the National Center for Coastal Ocean Science, along with partners from the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, use cutting-edge technology to bring North Carolina’s oceanic wonders to all.

Using GFOE’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and satellite capability, the Valor in the Atlantic Telepresence Expedition will explore USS Monitor, natural reefs, and the maritime cultural landscape surrounding Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The NOAA ship Nancy Foster will act as the project’s research platform streaming ROV video live, while being narrated by national experts to showcase these nationally significant sites and their biological communities to the public. The mission will investigate historic shipwrecks from the US Civil War, World War I, and World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. These sites serve as a uniquely accessible underwater museum and a memorial to generations of mariners who lived, worked, and fought off our shores.

Join us in Daniels Auditorium to enjoy this live broadcast, interact with the dive, and get a one-of-a-kind look at the underwater marine sanctuary! Before joining, check out these videos with information about the history of the area, the equipment used on the dive, and the incredible marine life the wreck plays home to: and

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