Page: Ocean Technology Research and Development

Overview Guidelines How to Submit Evaluation Criteria Target Region Review Timeline Program Guidance Expression of Interests are due by December 28, 2018 Ocean Technology Research and Development This proposal track is open to initiatives focusing on the research, development, and applied practical demonstrations of innovative technologies and services that hold great potential to accelerate ocean research … Continued

Page: Advancing Coral Reef Conservation

Overview Guidelines How to Submit Evaluation Criteria Target Region Timeline Program Guidance Expression of Interests are due by December 28, 2018 Advancing Coral Reef Conservation This proposal track is open to initiatives aiming to advance marine ecosystem resilience, inform, improve, and propagate effective conservation and management methodologies, and scale up conservation with innovation in best … Continued

Page: Ocean Science Aboard R/V Falkor

Overview Guidelines How to Submit Evaluation Criteria Target Region Review Timeline Program Guidance Expression of Interests are due by December 28, 2018 Ocean Science Aboard R/V Falkor This proposal track is open to all marine science disciplines and is intended to support initiatives to advance ocean research and exploration through exemplary application of innovative technologies … Continued

Log Post: Ocean Worlds

Since 1978, NASA has built, launched, and operated remote sensing satellites that orbit the Earth to better understand our home planet—which is over 70 percent ocean. In the past 40 years, we have learned so much by looking at the ocean from orbit in space. While we still have much to discover in our oceans … Continued

Page: Tour R/V Falkor

Click here to explore R/V Falkor  Take a virtual tour to see how Falkor looked when she left originally shipyard – since then numerous modifications and upgrades have been made to the ship. See the image below for full details.

Log Post: Collecting from the Deep

You might not expect to find snails, sponges, or worms in the emergency room or medicine cabinet, but they are often a surprising source of lifesaving drugs. Marine organisms – mostly those from accessible shallow waters – have enabled the discovery of more than 30,000 new molecules with potential medical applications. And as we begin … Continued

Person: Steve Auscavitch

Steve is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at Temple University. He is broadly interested in the ecology of deep-sea corals. His dissertation research focuses on how deep-sea water masses and abiotic factors influence coral diversity and distribution across depth, particularly on isolated seamounts. Steve has participated as a scientist at sea as … Continued

Person: Ben Grassian

As part of Dr. Chris Roman’s lab group, Ben Grassian uses remote sensing (imaging and acoustic) platforms to describe biological communities and associated processes in the midwater environment. He is currently developing tools to derive relevant information from these systems to interrogate the complex linkages between local hydrography and organismal habits in a region of … Continued

Cruise: Costa Rican Deep Sea Connections

The deep sea is home to a variety of understudied, otherworldly ecosystems that are in need of human understanding if they are to have any protection from encroaching deep sea fishing and mining activities. These systems support the global marine environment though habitat creation, nutrient cycling, and maintenance of biodiversity. However, they also happen to … Continued