Exploring The Ocean Depths
2:49 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Getting Ready For World’s Largest Underwater Observatory

Want to see a volcano explode hundreds of meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean? How about in real-time streaming video, online, from the comfort of your own iPad? Well, there’s a massive scientific project underway that could help you with that and more.

The Regional Cabled Observatory is a $239 million project, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal: To better understand and monitor the depths of the Pacific Ocean – from volcanic eruptions to deep-sea earthquakes that could lead to tsunamis.

Read the whole story on KUOW’s Earthfix