Ocean Explorer: From Surface to Seafloor: Exploration of the Water Column (March 4-5, 2017)

Background Materials

Review Papers






Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps


Particle Flux




DESCEND-2 Workshop

  • DESCEND-2 Workshop Background Documents exit icon
  • DESCEND 2 Questions to Develop
    This packet was included as background materials for the DEveloping Submergence SCiencE for the Next Decade 2 workshop. It includes the primary questions that were outlined at the initial 1999 DESCEND meeting as well as the major questions as presented in the 2015 SEA CHANGE: Decadal Survey report.


NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop for Observations


Census of Marine Life


Marine Biodiversity Observation Network


NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


Schmidt Ocean Institute






View the schedule of presentations and breakout sessions.

Event Information

View hotel and travel information.


View a complete list of scientists participating in the workshop.