The oceanic rim ecosystem, including waters of the outer continental shelf, is arguably the least-known marine habitat in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Expedition Dates: July 26 to August 1, 2021
From July 26 to August 1, 2021, a multi-institutional science team will set sail aboard the R/V Point Sur from Gulfport, Mississippi and head towards DeSoto Canyon. The objectives of this mission, funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration, are to deploy two different autonomous sensor platforms developed as part of this project: National Geographic Society’s Driftcam and the Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider. During this cruise we will focus on areas that have been studied extensively during the DEEPEND|RESTORE program in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).Learn more