Sustainable Seas Meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory
The Sustainable Seas Expedition (SSE) convened a meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory
located in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday, February 21. The meeting was lead by Dr.
Sylvia Earle (Scientist in Residence at the National Geographic Society) and was
attended by a number of participants including Lisa Robbins (SPFC), Kumar
Mahadevan (Mote Marine Laboratory), John Ogden (Florida Institute of
Oceanography), Mark Luther and David Naar (USF), and John
McDonough and Steve Gittings (NOAA).
Among the attendees at the SSE meeting were John Ogden,
Sylvia Earle, Kumar Mahadevan, Lisa Robbins, and Walt
Japp (Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission).
Dr. Earle gave a 10-minute video presentation about her recent submersible
dives in Hawaii. The video was produced by the National Geographic Society. Much of the
discussion with the group was centered around the 52 days of ship and submarine time
that SSE will have in Florida this summer. Ten to 14 days will be dedicated to explorations
outside the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in the Dry Tortugas. Explorations will
include surveying operations, use of a submersibile, and ROV in association with the
possible installation of several in-situ monitoring instruments.Target locations were
discussed after short presentations from Dr. David Mallinson, Mark Luther, and
David Naar (USF).
The next day, John McDonough and Steve Gittings (NOAA) met with
SPFC researchers Terry Edgar, Bob Halley, Jack Kindinger, and Mark Hansen
at the St. Petersburg Center for Coastal Geology.
For the most up-to-date information on this project, including field plans for FY 2000,
visit the SSE Web site.
NOAASustainable Seas Expeditions
in this issue:
Moloka'i Coral Reef Study Pt. 1
Moloka'i Coral Reef Study Pt. 2
Massachusetts Bay Cruise
Two New Web Sites
Sandwich High School
English & Metric Units
NOAA/USGS Benthic Habitat Initiative
USGS/Geological Survey of Canada
Science Education Partnership
Thomas Jefferson Medal
CMG "Youngster" Wins Science Award
BRD in St. Pete
Woods Hole Community Activities
Dillon & Winters on BBC Radio
March Publications List