The following is a list of mission dates, principal investigators, their affiliation, and project titles that the Undersea Vehicles Program will support in 2017. New projects will be added as they are confirmed.
March 20 - 27, 2017:--Canceled due to support vessel failure
Mark Reiss, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"Monitoring operations around Puerto Rico aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster"
March 28 - April 10, 2017:--Canceled due to support vessel failure
Tim Battista, NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
"Seafloor Characterization of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI"
May 12 - June 14, 2017:
John Reed, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology "Mesophotic and Deepwater Reef Ecosystems - ROV Surveys of Cuba"
June 18 - July 6, 2017:
Andrew David, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center "Establish Baseline Estimates of Reef Fish Density and Species Composition Associated With Bottom Features Within and Outside the South Atlantic Marine Protected Areas"
July 24 - August 7, 2017:
Mike Buchman, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary "Seafloor Characterization and Multi-Beam Ground-truthing in the FKNMS."
September 14 - October 11, 2017:
Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary "Stetson Bank LTM Mesophotic surveys, NWGOM I, NWGOM II, NWGOM Herrara RESTORE "