Ice Breaker HealyThe U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker Healy cuts through thick pieces of ice in the Beaufort Sea while on a research mission for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Photo courtesy of Donglai Gong, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ocean Explorers Set to Launch

Three new underwater vehicles, each capable of both autonomous and remotely operated missions, will make it possible to explore the secluded recesses of one of Earth’s most dynamic regions—its oceans.