Undersea Vehicles Program

2016 Operations Schedule (PDF)

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.
  • September 2 - September 18, 2016:
    Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
    "NW Gulf Of Mexico Cruise and Long Term Monitoring of Stetson Bank."
  • September 29 - October 30, 2016:
    John Reed, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology
    "Mesophotic and Deepwater Reef Ecosystems - ROV Surveys of Cuba"

2017 Operations Schedule (PDF)

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 21 - 28, 2017:
    Mark Reiss, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    "Monitoring operations around Puerto Rico aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster"
  • March 29 - April 16, 2017:
    Tim Battista, NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
    "Seafloor Characterization of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI"
  • June 5 - 22, 2017:
    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"
  • August 9 - 31, 2017:
    Emma Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
    "Deep Sea Coral initiative aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster."