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Seamounts, Abyssal Plains, The Deep Pelagic, Ridges and Hydrothermal Vent Fields Diva Amon Natural History Museum, London, UK
Exploration of deep-seafloor communities along the Researcher Ridge seamounts Steve Auscavitch et al. Temple University
Shipwreck of the US Revenue Cutter BEAR Bradley Barr et al. ONMS Maritime Heritage Program
Azores submarine Plateau Christoph Beier et al. GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Exploring interactions between deep scattering layers and large-scale bathymetric features; Contnental Slopes, Canyons, and MAR Kevin Boswell Florida International University
The SPAR offset at 69°N, Kolbeinsey Ridge Bryndis Brandsdottir et al. Institute of Earth Sciences, Science Institute, University of Iceland
Shipwrecks of the Slave Trade Michael Brennan et al. SEARCH, inc.
Potentially Polluting Shpwrecks (PPW) Michael Brennan et al. SEARCH, inc.
Outer Limits of Blake-Bahama Ridge Richard Brennan NOAA/OCS, Chief, Hydrographic Surveys Branch
Northern margin of the Little Bahama Bank: deep coral reefs and canyons Sandra Brooke Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab
Atlantic Margin Cold Seeps Kelley Brumley et al. Fugro
Exploring pristine deep-sea walls to reveal hidden deep-sea biodiversity in the Azores Marina Carreiro-Silva IMAR, Okeanus, University of the Azores
Submarine landslides, tsunami hazards and associated habitats from North Atlantic Continental Margins, oceanic islands and seamounts Jason Chaytor et al. USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center
Proposal for an ASPIRE mission to the FAMOUS segment and Sarda seamount on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Ana Colaço et al. IMAR and MARE, University of Azores
Blake Plateau and South Atlantic Slope and Shelf Edge Chip Collier et al. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration in Deepwater Ecosystems with Focus on Coral, Canyon and Seep Communities Erik Cordes Temple University
Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, 52°-53°N Marie-Helene Cormier University of Rhode Island
Saint Andre Paulo Costa Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociencias, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
RMS Titanic James Delgado et al. SEARCH, inc.
New England Seamounts and Mid-Atlantic Ridge, ASMWG Pilot Area Mapping Jennifer Dijkstra et al. University of New Hampshire
Broad-scale benthic habitat characterization of the ‘Million Mound’ province in the Southeast United States using submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and AUVs Peter Etnoyer et al. NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Soundscapes and lifescapes of areas where anthropogenic noise (commercial shipping principally) and marine life interact continually or during key migratory periods VADM Paul Gaffney et al. Monmouth University
Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone Aggeliki Georgiopoulou et al. University College Dublin
Missing Venting of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 35°-39°N Christopher German Woods Hole Oceangraphic Institution
Deepwater approaches to the ports of Baltimore and New York Jack Irion BOEM
Exploration of the mesopelagic community using nets, acoustics, optics, and DNA Mike Jech NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Exploration of Western North Atlantic Shelf-Break Ecoregions and the Laurentian Fan Larry Mayer et al. Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH
(1) Canadian Continental Slope (Eastern Canyons and Laurentian Fan cold seeps); (2) Mid Atlantic Ridge (inactive hydrothermal vents) (all, at depths >> 200 m) Anna Metaxas Dalhousie University
Porcupine Seabight / Porcupine Abyssal Plain. Biomass estimation concepts also apply generally. Rosanna Milligan Nova Southeastern University
Main Features/Areas of Interest: Exploration for sites and features that have maritime heritage significance andbiological phenomena associated with deep-sea cultural and natural resources Calvin Mires Bridgewater State University
Altair seamount Tina Molodtsova P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS (Moscow, Russia)
Anti-altair seamount Tina Molodtsova P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS (Moscow, Russia)
Portuguese Coastline. Alexandre Monteiro Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências
Exploring pristine Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem along the MAR in the Azores Telmo Morato et al. IMAR and OKEANUS, University of the Azores
Main Feature(s)/Area(s) of Interest: (1) The Atlantic Equatorial Belt: Cold seep/chemosynthetic communities at the Barbados accretion prism, (2) The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and the West African Seeps, (3) The Coral Circle: Deep-sea coral habitats on the Angolan margin and Orenoque Cheryl Morrison USGS, Leetown Science Center
Baseline exploration of biological interests between Norfolk Canyon and the Georgia-Florida border Mark Mueller et al. BOEM
Canyons, Seamounts, Seeps, Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Habitats/Northeast Channel, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument Martha Nizinski NOAA/NMFS National Systematics Lab
Mid Atlantic Ridge and areas of submarine volcanism and hydrothermal activity Joseph Resing University of Washington
Open Ocean - General David Richardson NOAA - NMFS
Hydrothermal vents, cold-water coral and sponge grounds, submarine canyon ecosystems, deep-sea mining areas, transatlantic cold-water coral genetic connectivity J. Murray Roberts ATLAS coordinator, University of Edinburgh
Enhancing the value of ROV Deep Discoverer video data through application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) Adam Skarke et al. Mississippi State University
Labrador Sea - Global "hotspot" for climate change and carbon/heat export, production & deep water corals Paul Snelgrove Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Vema Fracture Zone Michael Vecchione NOAA National Systematics Lab, National Museum of Natural History
Coral Gardens in the Gulf of Maine: Gulf of Maine (200m+ depth) – e.g. Schoodic Ridges, Northeast Channel, Western
Jordan Basin.
Rhian Waller University of Maine
Charleston Bump, a deepwater (2,300 feet with over 400 feet of vertical relief) bottom feature located 80 to 100 miles southeast of Charleston, SC Scott White University of South Carolina
Continental shelf/slope; sponge grounds; benthic habitats Frederick Whoriskey et al. Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University (Canada)
Azores EEZ - oceanic islands slopes; seamounts; Mid-Atlantic-Ridge (MAR); benthic habitats (particularly sponge grounds) Joana Xavier et al. CIIMAR & KG Jebsen Centre