IS23A:
Into the Deep: New Insights into Integrated Ocean Mapping and Habitat Characterizations of the North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins II

Session ID#: 93272

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:  Ashley Chappell, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, 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:

The unknown and the unexplored: Using recent ROV data to derive insights into the Pacific Deep-Sea (653774)
Randi Rotjan1, Kasey Lynn Cantwell2 and Brian RC Kennedy2, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Finding Biogeographic Boundaries in the Deep Sea: Alaska, Hawaii, and the Emperor Seamount Chain (650037)
Les Watling1, Amy Baco-Taylor2, Sarah Bingo3, Glenn S Carter4, Henrietta Dulai5, Scott France6, Becca Lensing1, Nicole Morgan7, E Brendan Roark8, John R Smith Jr9 and Natalie Summers1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Florida State University, Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Sciences, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (5)University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Earth Sciences, Honolulu, HI, United States, (6)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States, (7)Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (8)Texas A&M University, College Station, CA, United States, (9)Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Participatory Processes Effectively Launch Seafloor Mapping and Characterization Initiatives: A Framework for Collaboration (654707)
Chris Caldow1, Bryan Costa2, Ryan Freedman1, Jeremy Potter3, Richard Brennan4, Tim Battista5 and Ashley Chappell6, (1)NOAA National Ocean Service, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States, (4)NOAA, Office of Coast Survey, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (5)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (6)NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Origins of pockmarks offshore Big Sur, California (640906)
Charles K Paull1, Eve M Lundsten1, David W Caress1, Roberto Gwiazda1, Guy R Cochrane2, Maureen A L Walton3, Mary McGann4, Thomas D Lorenson2, Linda Kuhnz1, Lonny Lundsten1, Lisa Gilbane5, Colin White6 and Stephen Cole Dobbs7, (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (2)USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (5)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)Stanford University, Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (7)Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Integrating Predictions of Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Habitat with Ocean Mapping and Exploration Offshore the US West Coast – An Example from the EXPRESS Campaign (656370)
Matthew D Poti1,2, Curt Whitmire3, Laurie Bauer1,2, Joseph J Bizzarro4,5, M. Elizabeth Clarke6, Michael Coyne1,2, Meredith Everett6,7, Lisa Gilbane8, Thomas F. Hourigan9, Tom Laidig4, Abigail Powell6,7, Arliss J Winship1,2 and Mary Yoklavich4, (1)NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)CSS, Inc., Fairfax, VA, United States, (3)NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA, United States, (4)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States, (6)NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)Lynker Technologies LLC/NWFSC, Seattle, WA, United States, (8)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (9)NOAA Fisheries Service, Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Tracking the Health of Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges: Results from the West Coast Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems (EXPRESS) Field Campaign (655858)
M. Elizabeth Clarke, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Abigail Powell, Lynker - Under Contract to NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Jeffrey Anderson, Nature Imagery, OR, United States, Erica Fruh, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport, OR, United States, Curt Whitmire, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA, United States and Melanie Johnson, Lynker - Under Contract to NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport, OR, United States
Deep-sea community diversity on the U.S. West Coast: eDNA profiles of deep-sea coral and sponge community diversity from the EXPRESS program (655312)
Meredith Everett, Lynker Technologies LLC/NWFSC, Seattle, WA, United States, M. Elizabeth Clarke, NOAA NWFSC, Seattle, WA, United States, Tom Laidig, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Linda Park, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Nancy Prouty, USGS, Santa Cruz, United States and Diana Watters, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, CA, United States
Applications of High Resolution AUV-based Side Scan Sonar Data for Benthic Habitat Mapping (640077)
Rosemary Burkhalter-Castro, Eckerd College, Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States; NOAA, Hydrographic Systems and Technologies Branch, Washington, DC, United States