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Specific explorations will continue to be selected on the basis of a peer-reviewed proposal system.

Many questions remain unanswered as to exactly how this new paradigm of global ocean exploration will be implemented by an oceanographic community that is accustomed to carrying out research-guided programs using a very different paradigm. Hopefully the ocean community will turn to examples from their colleagues in

NASA's Space Program who have been using the exploratory paradigm successfully for many years.

An additional benefit of this "tele-presence" technology is the ability to use NOAA's real-time exploration to excite and motivate the next generation of ocean explorers through a series of "live" educational programs being pro- duced and distributed by a newly formed Marine

Dr. Debra Kelly (far left) at the University of Washington discussing sampling strategy with HERCULES pilot Tom

Orvash aboard R/V BROWN while team at the University of New Hampshire (right) processes SEABEAM data sent from BROWN via URI which is then sent on to University of Washington

High bandwidth satellite antenna (left) to be mounted on OKEANOS EXPLORER will be linked to "Inner Space Center" at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (right).

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