DEEP SEARCH: Deep sea exploration to advance research on coral/canyon/cold seep habitats

Oceanography
By: , and 

Links

Abstract

Launched in August 2017, Deep Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats (DEEP SEARCH) is a multiyear, multi-agency study to characterize the deep-sea ecosystems of the US Mid- and South Atlantic (Figure 1). The study is funded through an interagency partnership between NOAA, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the US Geological Survey, and it is sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. DEEP SEARCH will spend four and a half years (from 2017 to 2021) researching the habitats of the US Atlantic to better understand the distribution of sensitive seafloor communities to inform potential offshore energy development and other deep-sea management needs.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title DEEP SEARCH: Deep sea exploration to advance research on coral/canyon/cold seep habitats
Series title Oceanography
DOI 10.5670/oceanog.2018.supplement.01
Edition Supplement
Volume 31
Issue 1
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher The Oceanography Society
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 97
Last page 98