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We aim to understand the environmental impacts of natural and anthropogenic hydrocarbon inputs on deep sea ecosystems

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DEEP SEARCH

DEEP SEARCH was launched in September 2017 as a multi-agency 5-year study of deep-sea coral, canyon, and gas seep ecosystems in U.S. federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including offshore Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. This study will improve our understanding of the habitats and communities in offshore areas of the Atlantic Large Marine Ecosystem and will contribute to the environmental information needed to address current and emerging science and management issues, in particular with respect to the potential development of energy and marine mineral resources in the area.

Gulf ECOGIG

The Gulf ECOGIG Research Program brings together physical oceanographers, marine biologists, and biogeochemists from multiple research institutions in a holistic effort to understand the fate and impacts oil and gas on deepwater ecosystems in the Gulf, and to chart the long-term effects and mechanisms of ecosystem recovery.

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