The following is a list of mission dates, principal investigators, their affiliation, and project titles that the Undersea Vehicles Program will support in 2015. New projects will be added as they are confirmed.
- March 26 - April 9, 2015:
Tim Battista, NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
"Seafloor Characterization of St. Croix and St. Thomas, USVI"
- May 5 - 21, 2015:
John Reed, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology
"Mesophotic and Deepwater Reef Ecosystems -
ROV and AUV Surveys of North Pulley Ridge and SW Florida Shelf"
- June 12 - 29, 2015:
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 Marine Protected Areas"
- July 3 - 11, 2015:
Josh Voss, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; George Schmahl and Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
"Exploration and Characterization of Benthic Mesophotic Communities" cruise with National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's science class Mohawk remotely operated vehicle with sample collection skid on R/V Manta
- July 12 - August 2, 2015:
George Schmahl and Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
"Essential Fisheries Habitat" cruise with National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's science class Mohawk remotely operated vehicle with sample collection skid on R/V Manta
- August 19 - September 6, 2015:
Dr. Robert Cowen, University of Miami/RSMAS/MBF
"Connectivity – Pulley Ridge: Population connectivity of the Pulley Ridge – South Florida coral reef ecosystem: processes to decision-support tools, Year 4 of 4"