NOAA, Oregon State
Scientists Reveal Mysteries of Unexplored Astoria Canyon
Extension of Lewis and Clark
Journey Explores Depths Off Oregon Coast
July 13, 2001
11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. PDT
Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 Marine Science Center Drive
Newport, OR 97365
On June 26, 2001, ocean scientists began
exploring the submarine abyss of Astoria Canyon, just 10 miles
offshore from the mouth of the Columbia Riverwhich happens
to be the most westward reach of the original Lewis and Clark
expedition. These depths were virtually unexplored. The July
13 news conference will announce the findings of this exploration
and provide maps and photos of the explored sea floor.
Gudes, NOAA acting administrator
G. Risser, president of Oregon
State University, will provide remarks at The NOAA vessel,
Brown, the ship responsible for the supporting the expedition.
Scott Gudes, NOAA acting administrator;
Paul G. Risser, president, Oregon State University; Don Walsh,
Retired Navy Capt. Jeff Goodrich, Teacher-at-Sea
and deep ocean explorer
Scientists participating in the mission.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marine Science Center open house
for interested media and members of the public.
For more information on the Astoria
Canyon exploration and to follow the mission log visit http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/
ship Ronald H. Brown, research equipment (ROV submarine),
newly created seafloor maps,
photos and B-Roll.
Relevant Web Sites:
Office of Ocean Exploration
Ship Ronald H. Brown