ED14D:
Propelling the Blue Economy Through Ocean Exploration, Unmanned Systems Technology, and STEM Education I Posters

Session ID#: 85397

Session Description:
Increasing human activity in and around the coasts is fostering new ways of thinking about the blue economy, and making coastal and marine sectors areas that are poised for growth and innovation. Ocean exploration and unmanned systems technologies (UxS) are two areas that are rapidly transforming our understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems. These areas are also creating the need for a next-generation blue technology workforce through STEM education. Ocean exploration, UxS, and STEM education also provide opportunities for leveraging public-private partnerships. NOAA with partners in the government, private sector, academia, and philanthropic non-governmental communities are reinvigorating the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) to advance ocean research to support this growth. Through maximizing existing and establishing new partnerships we can build a strong coalition to advance the greatest needs in ocean research to serve the U.S. interests over time. This session will explore opportunities for advancing ocean exploration, UxS, and STEM education by enhancing public-private collaboration and harnessing the potential of the “Ocean Age” for the 21st century.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:

3080 Submergence instruments: ROV, AUV, submersibles [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
6620 Science policy [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Brittany Alaina Croll, NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Tim Gallaudet1, Kevin Wheeler1, Brandon Elsner2 and Emma Kelley1, (1)NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States(2)NOAA Washington DC, Washington, United States
Primary Liaison:  Brittany Alaina Croll, NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Moderators:  Amanda Nicole Netburn, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, United States, Ruth Perry, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Upstream Americas, Houston, United States and Kevin Wheeler, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Amanda Nicole Netburn, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, United States and Brittany Alaina Croll, NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Ocean Exploration in Support of the Blue Economy (655278)
Amanda Nicole Netburn, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, United States and Alan P Leonardi, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Biodiversity of the Deep Ocean and Blue Economy: Assessing Deep Sea Biodiversity Through NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Sponsored Projects (639380)
Nathalie J Valette-Silver1,2, Shirley A. Pomponi3, Joshua D Voss3, Stephen R Hammond4 and Frank Cantelas5, (1)NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, United States, (4)NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Portland, OR, United States, (5)NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, Office of Ocean exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Leveraging partnerships and unmanned systems to map coastal elevations and nearshore depths (644419)
Bryan Costa1, Tim Battista2, Christopher E Parrish3, Richard K Slocum3, C. Wayne Wright4, Matthew Sharr5 and Jennifer Kraus2, (1)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)C. W. Wright Consulting, Tampa, FL, United States, (5)NOAA, Office of Coast Survey, Hydrographic Systems and Technology Branch, Norfolk, VA, United States
 
Partnering with the Energy Industry to Sustain and Innovate Ocean Observations (657784)
Ruth Perry1,2 and Pak Leung2, (1)Shell Houston, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Shell Exploration & Production Company, Upstream Americas, Houston, United States
 
Innovative Technologies for Arctic Exploration: Successful partnerships to advance ocean research (657719)
Heather M. Tabisola1, Calvin W. Mordy1, Phyllis J Stabeno2, Jessica N Cross2, Christian Meinig2 and Carol A Ladd3, (1)Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States
 
ASPIRE: A Campaign Focused on Partnerships and Ocean Exploration to Improve Understanding of the North Atlantic Ocean (655172)
Caitlin Adams, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Rachel Medley, NOAA Office of Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, United States
 
EXPRESS: An eastern Pacific science and exploration campaign to inform the Blue Economy (641180)
Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formally Minerals Management Service), Camarillo, CA, United States, Chris Caldow, NOAA National Ocean Service, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, M. Elizabeth Clarke, NOAA NWFSC, Seattle, WA, United States, Craig W Russell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Seattle, WA, United States, Guy R Gelfenbaum, USGS, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Charles K Paull, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States and Richard Brennan, NOAA, Office of Coast Survey, Silver Spring, MD, United States