The DEep Submergence Science Committee: A standing committee of the University – National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). DESSC provides oversight responsibilities for the National Deep Submergence Facility which includes ALVIN, Jason – Media, ARGO-II, and the 120 Khz Side Looking Sonar.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: “Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, nonprofit research facility dedicated to the study of marine science and to the education of marine scientists.”
Exploring for Mid Ocean Ridge Eruptions: “Dive and Discover Expeditions to the Seafloor” from WHOI. select Expedition 3
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute: “Furthering Marine Research Through the Peer Efforts of Scientists and Engineers.”
Ridge 2000 is a community-based science initiative focused on integrated geological and biological studies of the Earth-encircling mid-ocean ridge system. Central to the Ridge 2000 Science Plan is the recognition that the origin and evolution of life in deep-sea ecosystems are inextricably linked to, and perhaps an inevitable consequence of, the flow of energy and material from Earth’s deep mantle, through the volcanic and hydrothermal systems of the oceanic crust, to the deep ocean. The program recognizes that the complex linkages between life and planetary processes at mid-ocean ridges can only be understood through tightly integrated studies that span a broad range of disciplines.