IS24C:
Into the Deep: New Insights into Integrated Ocean Mapping and Habitat Characterizations of the North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins III Posters

Session ID#: 85804

Session Description:
Although oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, more than 80% are unmapped and unexplored, especially the deep sea's (>200 m) diverse submarine canyons, ridges and seamounts, extensive deep-sea coral habitats, methane seeps, and potential geohazards. New data can inform stock assessments, offshore energy development, and earlier warnings of costly natural disasters, and improve our knowledge of underwater hazards, biogeography, and the impacts of geological and oceanographic processes.

 

But our understanding remains limited due to cost, distance, and time. Collaborations across agencies, academia, and industry are key to increasing ocean data using a variety of remote sensing technologies. Since 2016, two regional campaigns have formed to address these challenges: the Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) and the West Coast EXpanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems (EXPRESS). This session will share ongoing research, new discoveries, and emerging technologies that provide insights into the habitats, geological history, and connectivity of these ocean basins, including results from ASPIRE and EXPRESS. Presentations will describe partnerships in integrated ocean mapping and exploration that have resulted in new thinking and findings, as well as lessons learned from which we can all benefit.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Ashley Chappell, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Caitlin Adams, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States and Kasey Lynn Cantwell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Primary Liaison:  Ashley Chappell, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Moderators:  Kasey Lynn Cantwell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States, Caitlin Adams, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Ashley Chappell, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Kasey Lynn Cantwell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Windows to the Deep: new discoveries from two years of exploration offshore the Southeastern US (636280)
Kasey Lynn Cantwell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via CNSP, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Cheryl Morrison, USGS Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV, United States, Alexis M Weinnig, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Michael Patrick White, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, Durham, NH, United States, Amy J Wagner, California State University Sacramento, Geology Department, Sacramento, CA, United States, Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States, Stephanie Farrington, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FAU, FL, United States and Windows to the Deep 2018 & 2019 Science Teams
 
Identifying Gaps in Bathymetric Coverage in U.S. Deep Waters (655325)
Jesse D Varner, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado; NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States, Meredith Westington, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Boulder, CO, United States, Mashkoor Malik, NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Rachel Medley, NOAA Office of Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, United States, Jennifer Jencks, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States and Meme Lobecker, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, Durham, NH, United States
 
How will future climate changes influence deep sea coral life histories? (658260)
Sandra Brooke, Florida State University, Coastal and Marine Lab, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Anthony Sogluizzo, Florida State University, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Tallahassee, FL, United States
 
Characterization of Deep-Sea Octopod Habitat from ROV Videos in the Western North Atlantic (653307)
Abigail Pratt, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Biology, Lafayette, LA, United States, Scott France, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States and Michael Vecchione, NOAA NMFS National Systematics Lab, DC, United States
 
Characterizing Geomorphology of Connected Coral Mounds by Gulf Stream Influence on the Lower Stetson Mesa off the Southeast U.S. Coast. (643463)
Aidan Gibson, Elon, NC , United States; College of Charleston, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Characterizing the Geomorphology of Richardson ‘Jellyfish’ Scarp on the Blake Plateau, Southeast U.S. Continental Margin (655118)
Jason Mueller, College of Charleston, Charleston, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Classifying Interrelationships Between Deep-Sea Coral and Local Geomorphology on a Blake Escarpment Intraslope Terrace, Southeast U.S. Continental Margin (636929)
Hayley Caitlin Drennon, College of Charleston, Charleston, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Comparing Seabed Geomorphology at Several Methane Seeps Found Along the North Carolina – Virginia Margin (643456)
Noah Katz, College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Comparison of Geomorphology and Benthic Habitat Type Along Two Ridge Scarps on the Central and Outer Blake Plateau, Southeast US Continental Margin (643480)
Tanner Maharrey, College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Comparison of Individual Deep-Sea Coral Mounds at Three Sites in Relation to Proximity to the Gulf Stream (643452)
Hannah Berkimer, College of Charleston, Biology, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Comparison of Ridge Scarp Edge Geomorphology and Associated Benthic Habitats on the Southeast U.S. Continental Margin (643450)
Elizabeth Bieri, College of Charleston, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Discovery and characterization of two methane seep fields with unique fluid discharge features on the US Atlantic continental margin (656640)
Adam D Skarke, Mississippi State University, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State, MS, United States and Maleen Wijeratna Kidiwela, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, United States
 
Diversity and Abundance of Deep Sea Corals and Sponges in the Steep Bathyal Terrain of West Florida Escarpment (657112)
Morgan Will, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States and Peter John Etnoyer, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Geomorphologic Characterization of Seabed Features in the Central Region of the Blake Plateau, Southeast U.S. Continental Margin (643470)
Mary Elizabeth Kule, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Mapping Benthic Habitat on the West Florida Shelf Using Multibeam Acoustics and Towed Underwater Video to Improve Fisheries Science and Management (641575)
Alexander Ross Ilich1, Jennifer L Brizzolara2, Sarah Grasty1, John W Gray2, Matthew Hommeyer1, Chad Lembke1, Stanley D Locker1, Alex Silverman1, Theodore Switzer3, Abigail Vivlamore1 and Steven A Murawski1, (1)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), MS, United States, (3)Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St Petersburg, FL, United States
 
Prioritizing Areas for Future Seafloor Mapping, Research, and Exploration Offshore of California, Oregon, and Washington (646354)
Bethany Williams1,2, Bryan Costa3, Mathew S. Kendall4, Ken Buja4 and Jennifer Kraus4, (1)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, United States, (2)CSS Inc., Farifax, VA, United States, (3)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Spatial distribution of stony coral Lophelia pertusa in the South East Atlantic region of the US (645810)
Paola Santiago, United States, Kasey Lynn Cantwell, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Mashkoor Malik, NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
The Coastal And Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS): Transforming Seafloor Geomorphic Data Into Useful Habitat Information (652164)
Kathryn Rose1,2 and Kirsten Larsen1, (1)NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Northern Gulf Institute- Mississippi State University, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
 
Water Column Characterization and Deep-sea Coral Trophodynamics on the U.S. West Coast Region (648174)
Nancy Prouty, USGS, Santa Cruz, United States, Meredith Everett, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, M. Elizabeth Clarke, NOAA NWFSC, Seattle, WA, United States, Amanda W Demopoulos, US Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, FL, United States, Carina Fish, University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Davis, CA, United States, Nissa Kreidler, Humboldt State University, United States, Chelsey Souza, UC Davis, United States, Diana Watters, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, CA, United States and Tom Laidig, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
 
What's Associated with Deep-sea Corals and Sponges? (639407)
Laura Anthony, United States, Heather M Coleman, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Thomas F. Hourigan, NOAA Fisheries Service, Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Mashkoor Malik, NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States