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Geographic Foci

To make Forum discussions more specific, vivid, and useful, and to test a vision "beyond the ships," the community selected three geographic regions in which to conceive exploration campaigns: the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Bight, the Gulf of Mexico, and the U.S. Arctic. Below on the left are campaign scenarios for each of the three geographic areas as formulated by Forum participants. On the right are a series of presentations that were used to orient participants to issues particular to each geography.

Southeast U.S. Atlantic Bight

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico Campaign Scenario

Breakout Groups led by Scott Van Buskirk (Oceaneering International, Inc.), Nancy Rabalais (Louisiana State University) and Tony Knap (Texas A&M University and Victoria Tschinkel (1000 Friends of Florida)

U.S. Arctic

U.S. Arctic Campaign Scenario

Breakout Groups led by Larry Mayer (University of New Hampshire), Frank Herr (Office of Naval Research), James Thomson (Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington) and Jeremy Mathis (NOAA)