Undersea Vehicles Program

2019 Operations Schedule (PDF)

The following is a list of mission dates, principal investigators, their affiliation, and project titles that the Undersea Vehicles Program will support in 2019. New projects will be added as they are confirmed.
-February 6 - February 15 , 2019:--Canceled due to government shutdown
Mark Reiss, Environmental Protection Agency
"EPA Surveys of Southern Puerto Rico"
-June 5 - June 21, 2019:
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 MPA's"
-June 28 - July 13 , 2019:-Rescheduled
Tim Battista, NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
"Seafloor Characterization of St. Croix & Puerto Rico."
-August 11 - September 1, 2019:
Josh Voss, Harbor Branch Oceanographic institute & CIOERT
"ROV Surveys of Western Cuba"
-September 2 - 12, 2019:
Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
"Stetson Bank LTM Mesophotic surveys & HI 389A"
-September 14 - September 28, 2019:
Suzanne Fredericq & Santiago Herrera, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
"Fredericq Algae Cruise & Sanctuary eDNA project"

2020 Operations Schedule (PDF)

The following is a list of mission dates, principal investigators, their affiliation, and project titles that the Undersea Vehicles Program will support in 2020. New projects will be added as they are confirmed.
-May 13 - June 1, 2020:
Dr. Arne Diercks, University of Southern Mississippi, School of Ocean Science and Engineering
"Characterization of the Florida Escarpment."
-June 7 - 24 , 2020:
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 MPA's"