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About NOEF 2016
A cross section of stakeholders created this Forum to bring together the variety of perspectives America needs to excel in ocean exploration. The 2016 Forum theme was "Beyond the Ships." In the interval 2020-2025 the current dedicated ocean exploration ships may no longer be regularly available. Even with good availability, regions such as the Arctic would be underserved.
The 2106 Forum looked to a future of expanded exploration activities by making more platforms capable of measuring, sampling, or imaging yet-to-be explored areas. Expanding spatial coverage and reducing cost of data collection are key ocean exploration priorities over a ten year time horizon.
Ocean Exploration: A Supply Demand MismatchEditorial by Paul Gaffney
SuBastian and the Roboats: The Future of Ocean ExplorationEditorial by Jesse Ausubel
Letter from Marcia McNuttPresident, National Academy of Sciences
Letter from U.S. Representative John A. Culberson2016 Champion of the Ocean Award
Champion of the Ocean AwardHonoree: Dr. Robert D. Ballard
In the NewsPress Coverage and Selected Links
Forum SlideshowView photos from the meeting!
Download press release, program, and related links