OceanX & the oceanxplorer

“Our expeditions bring together incredible scientists and revolutionary marine tech to unlock the secrets hiding in our oceans. OceanXplorer pushes the limits of discovery and broadcasts it for the world to see”. OceanX


Envoys and OceanX have created a unique partnership to offer students an immersive learning experience onboard the highly sophisticated OceanXplorer vessel. OceanX is a nonprofit initiative of the Dalio Philanthropies, dedicated to bringing science to life through captivating storytelling. Their vision is to create a deeply engaged global community of explorers, scientists, and storytellers focused on educating, inspiring, and protecting the oceans to drive positive change.

Our expedition invites a select group of students to witness the remarkable work of inspirational marine scientists as they utilize revolutionary technology to uncover the secrets of our oceans. Aboard the OceanXplorer vessel, students will observe and learn from these experts, gaining a deeper appreciation for the captivating world beneath the ocean’s surface. This unique, behind-the-scenes experience offers an unparalleled glimpse into the life of marine scientists, fostering curiosity and inspiring a new generation of ocean enthusiasts. Don’t miss this chance to be part of an extraordinary educational journey that will leave a lasting impact.


Welcome and Preparations

July 18th to July 24th
In the first week of the program, participants will embark on an extraordinary journey exploring the breathtaking landscapes and unique accommodations throughout Norway. They will immerse themselves in a variety of awe-inspiring locations, each offering a blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and outdoor adventures. During their time in Norway, students will have the opportunity to connect with nature through a range of activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. They will also learn about local traditions and history, participate in educational workshops, and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. Evenings will be spent in comfortable accommodations, where they can relax and share stories around a bonfire, indulge in delicious meals prepared by talented chefs, and unwind in saunas or hot tubs. This unforgettable week of exploring Norway’s magnificent landscapes will bring participants closer to nature, challenge them, and foster new friendships. It sets the stage for the exciting ocean exploration that follows aboard the OceanXplorer vessel in the second week of the program.

OnBoard the OceanXplorer

July 24th to July 29th
Following an unforgettable first week in Norway, participants will have the extraordinary opportunity to board the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration and media vessel ever built. As one of the few people in the world granted access to this remarkable ship, students will join a team of researchers and documentarians working to explore and observe underwater ecosystems. During their six days onboard, participants will witness the OceanXplorer’s incredible capabilities as it ventures into some of the most unreachable places on Earth, pushing the limits of discovery and sharing its findings with the world. The ship’s four state-of-the-art labs mirror those of leading research institutions, with capabilities including microscopy, aquarium tanks, genetic sequencing, biofluorescent imaging, and visualization of samples from the vessel’s various sensors. Thousands of feet below the surface, OceanXplorer’s deep-sea vehicles work in concert to reveal life-changing secrets hidden in the depths. Instead of conducting their own research, students will have the opportunity to learn from the experts onboard and rotate through the various stations, gaining insight into the science and technology behind ocean exploration. In addition, participants will join media production experts working to reimagine the future of nature cinematography. Utilizing mixed-reality data visualization and real-time editing, the media team delivers short-form, episodic, and live content while at sea. Students will have the chance to work with content from cutting-edge, low-light and high-resolution cameras carried in custom housings, including the only housing in the world capable of shooting 8K resolution at nearly 20,000 feet below the sea surface. This unparalleled experience will enrich the students’ understanding of the ocean, its inhabitants, and the impact of human activities on this vital ecosystem.

Finilizing our journey

July 29th to July 31st
On the last two days of the program, participants will disembark from the OceanXplorer and continue their adventure in the charming city of Bergen. Known for its picturesque harbor, historic buildings, and vibrant atmosphere, Bergen offers a delightful experience for the students. During their stay in Bergen, participants will explore the city’s highlights, such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen Wharf, the bustling fish market, and the panoramic views from Mount Fløyen. They will also have the opportunity to savor local cuisine and soak in the city’s rich culture. After spending a memorable night in Bergen, the group will embark on one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, traveling from Bergen to Oslo. This scenic ride will take them through Norway’s stunning landscapes, showcasing majestic mountains, picturesque fjords, and charming villages. The train journey will be a fitting conclusion to their once-in-a-lifetime adventure, leaving them with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Norway and its natural wonders. Upon arrival in Oslo, the program will come to an end, and participants will bid farewell to their newfound friends, taking with them invaluable experiences, knowledge, and personal growth from their time spent exploring Norway and the ocean aboard the OceanXplorer.

A MISSION To explore the ocean and bring it back to the world

OceanX access the most unreachable parts of the ocean with the most advanced exploration and media vessel ever built.

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