Inner Space Center

Underwater Exploration Camp

Underwater Exploration Camp at the ISC is a week-long, experiential day camp for children/teens ages 11-15. Camp participants will become ocean explorers, building and testing a variety of oceanographic technologies, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and hydrophones (underwater microphones). They will be surrounded by live feeds of video, audio, and other oceanographic data from active expeditions. Participants will witness amazing ocean discoveries and engage with ocean scientists involved in active missions exploring the unknown ocean.

Inner Space Center (ISC)
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882

2015 Dates:
Check back in late Winter for 2015 dates

Camp is from 9am-3pm each day.

Campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from camp each day. Transportation to/from field sites will be provided by the ISC.

Meals and Snacks:
Campers must bring a lunch and one snack each day.

Cost includes five days of supervised, hands-on instruction, transportation between field sites, fabrication materials, and products.
Campers will bring their ROVs and other builds home with them at the end of camp.

Registration for camp will open in early Spring.


  • Introduction to ocean science research and exploration, deep-sea biology, marine technologies, and ocean-related careers
  • Introduction to ISC expeditions
  • Immersion in live footage from active ships at sea
  • Tour of the ISC
  • Introduction to Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • ROV build (multi-day build)
  • The "Great ROV Challenge" - ROVs compete and complete an obstacle challenge at URI's Tootell Pool (main campus Kingston, RI - swimming at the pool too)
  • Introduction to underwater sound and marine acoustic technologies
  • Hydrophone build
  • Introduction to underwater sound visualization software
  • Testing of hydrophones in the field

For more information, please contact:
Holly Morin, ISC Education Specialist
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