Expedition AQUARIUS

Expedition WEST PAPUA

Mission Aquarius


On July 16, One World One Ocean will join a team of aquanauts led by Dr. Sylvia Earle for a 6-day expedition to the Aquarius Reef Base located in the heart of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Since 1993, America's "Inner Space Station," Aquarius has helped us understand the disappearance of coral reefs, train NASA astronauts for space, and research sea sponges, the source of cancer drugs. It is one of the planet's most important brain trusts, and its budget has been cut.

Join us on what could be the final mission to Aquarius.


INFOGRAPHIC: What Is Aquarius?
FIELD REPORT: Why Aquarius?
VIDEO: Entering Aquarius


Aquarius in the News

World’s Only Underwater Research Center to be Saved [Marine Science Today]

The Great Depths of a Dynasty: Cousteau Legacy Lives in ITV Mini Doc Mission Aquarius [Koldcast]

Aquarius Reef Base, world’s only undersea lab, falls victim to budget ax [Washington Post]

Lawmakers Suba Dive to Underwater lab in Fla. Keys [The Miami Herald]

One World One Ocean: 'Shining a Spotlight on the World's Only Undersea Lab' [Huffington Post: Green]

Funding Cut Hurts Undersea Lab off Florida Keys [Fox News]

Last undersea lab set to close off Florida Keys [Yahoo! News]

Funding cut imperils undersea lab off Fla. Keys [KSRO 1350 AM Newstalk]

Funds Crunch May Shut Down Last Underwater Lab Aquarius [Device Magazine]

There Is No Such Thing as Normal When You Live at the Bottom of the Sea [Gizmodo]

Top Ocean Researchers Head to the Last Underwater Laboratory Before it Gets Defunded [Treehugger]

What It’s Like To Live In America’s Space Station Under The Sea [Co.EXIST]

Defunded - A Heartbreaking Look at the State of Oceanic Research [BoingBoing]

How Do You Get Dry Towels to an Underwater Sealab? [Treehugger]

Why You Should Care About the Ocean Even If You Don't Live Anywhere Near it [Treehugger]

Why We Need the Ocean [FirstPost]

With Funding Gone, Last Undersea Lab Could Surface [NPR]

The Closure Of Aquarius Reef Base And America's Scientific Ambitions [Huffington Post]

World's only undersea lab could shut down [Christian Science Monitor]

Searching for the Ocean's Secrets From the Last Undersea Base [Gizmodo]

Foundation Could Save Aquarius Marine Lab [Star News]

The Other Final Frontier [NY Times]

How You Connect an Underwater Outpost to the Rest of the World [Gizmodo]

The Watch Desk is Always Watching [Gizmodo]

How Do You Get Dry Supplies to an Underwater Base- Without a Submarine [Gizmodo]

This Is How You Live at the Bottom of the Ocean [Gizmodo]

Mission Aquarius: Journey to the World’s Last Undersea Research Station [Gadling]

Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Asteroids and the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory [Huffington Post]

Aquarius Laboratory [Wikipedia]

VIMS Professor Leads Mission to Underwater Research [William & Mary News]

NASA’s NEEMO: Bringing Space to the Deep [Wired]

Deep Science [NationalGeographic.com]

How Astronauts Train at the Bottom of the Sea [Popular Science]

US Budget Cuts Threaten to Sink Undersea Research Fleet [Science Magazine]

Mission Aquarius is a project of Aquarius Reef Project.


Aquarius Reef Base Model

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