The Inner Space Center (ISC) is a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration via telepresence technology. Located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, the ISC is home to a diverse team of ocean scientists, engineers, education professionals, and video producers. The team works with cutting-edge technology to facilitate, capture, produce, and promote underwater exploration in real time.
Inner Space Center "video bites" are short glimpses into underwater exploration. Using our professional broadcast equipment, watchstanders can cut and publish these clips in less than 5 minutes after the ship's live satellite broadcast reaches ISC Mission Control. In less than 1 minute after that, in-house and remote production groups can connect to our servers and pull these high-definition clips for up-to-the-minute reporting.
The Inner Space Center has an educational program based on discovering the amazing features of the ocean. See our website for more information on how to bring this program to your classroom!
The ocean covers nearly 71% of the Earth, yet only a small portion of the ocean has been explored. Scientists are continuing to explore the ocean’s biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and history. This program covers the tools and technologies that scientists use to explore the deep ocean, how animals have adapted to survive in extreme ocean environments, and the technology used to investigate the deep sea. Through videos, demonstrations, and conversations with scientists, participants will go on a journey into the unknown ocean.