Exploration and Research at
Where are deep-sea vents?
More than 200 hydrothermal vent
fields have been observed at depths greater than
200 meters (~650 feet). There may be a thousand
more remaining to be discovered, mainly along
Earth’s plate boundaries.
What are hydrothermal vents?
Explore vent basics, vents around the world, vent chemistry, boiling points, videos, and test what you've learned with quizzes.
What is Science on a Sphere?
SOS is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data.
The Global Viewport for
Virtual Exploration of Deep-Sea Vents is a collaboration between the
Oceanographic Institution and the New Bedford Ocean Explorium, funded by NSF