Live Stream: The Deep Arctic Ocean

July 4, 2024

13:00 (CEST)


RIALHE, a SLATE research project, is hosting a free live stream of an Arctic deep-sea dive in collaboration with the Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen. Come join us online!

Loki's Castle is a field of five active hydrothermal vents in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, located at 73 degrees north on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Iceland and Svalbard. Now you can come join a free live stream of a remotely-operated dive at Loki's Castle, 2300 meters below sea level!

Please note: Depending on weather conditions and scheduling, the live streaming will start either on Wednesday the 3rd or Thursday the 4th of July.

If you register for the live stream here, you can receive updates about the correct dive start time.

Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea are extreme habitats where hot water rich in minerals gushes from cracks in the Earth's crust, creating unique ecosystems that operate independently of sunlight. During the live stream, we'll explore the animals and microorganisms inhabiting these areas, delve into geochemistry, and collect samples.

The deep sea remains largely unexplored and inaccessible for most people. This live stream aims to provide an opportunity to experience a deep-sea dive straight from the remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) mission room, with commentary from the scientists onboard the research vessel G.O. SARS.

The live stream is hosted by SLATE Researcher Mohammad Khalil's research project RIALHE (Remote Intelligent Access to Labs in Higher Education), in collaboration with Researcher Runar Stokke and other scientists from the Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen. The event is targeting students, educators and researchers, in addition to the general public.

Everybody is welcome to join!