The mission of the 177-foot oceangoing Research Vessel Oceanus is to support academic research at sea throughout the Pacific Ocean. Oregon State University, an operating member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System, operates the vessel for the National Science Foundation. The NSF and the U.S. Navy fund the majority of research performed.
The image and map data are updated when available from the ship's satellite uplink. The date and time on the webcam is UTC/GMT.Panama Canal Time Lapse