Windows to the Deep 2019

Windows to the Deep 2019
NOAA's ROV Deep Discoverer exploring under the water. Photo courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

June 21, 2019

From May 30 through July 12, 2019, NOAA and partners conducted a two-part, telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the Southeastern United States. Though the East Coast is home to millions of Americans and is experiencing some of the highest population growth rates in the United States, the southeast U.S. continental margin has some of the largest gaps in high-resolution ocean mapping data on the East Coast and limited previous observations via submersibles. In fact, the deepwater areas offshore Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are some of the least explored areas along the U.S. East Coast. Read more about the expedition, currently on leg 2 until July 12th 2019, online here. DEEP SEARCH team members were onboard as well, to continue the research being done on the Atlantic Canyons areas - you can read more about the DEEP SEARCH research project here.


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