Welcome to the NOAA Deep Sea Coral Data Portal

This Portal provides access to deep sea coral and sponge data, images, and technical reports from research funded by NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) and its partners.

Digital Map & Database

Data Search, Discovery & Download

The DSCRTP map allows for search, discovery, and download of the National Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges Database. All points are categorized and colored by common vernacular categories. Users can search by taxon, region, time, and depth. Data downloads can be initiated using the search parameters on the map and the on-screen geographic extent.

Site Characterizations and Habitat Models

Users can also view deep-sea Site Characterization Reports and Habitat Suitability Models within the Digital Map. Use the options on the right side of the map to select the Reports and Models.

Database Documentation & Metadata

DSCRTP's Technical Memo on the National Database and the Metadata.

Map portal view

Explore Current Regional Research Initiatives

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Report to Congress

Read the 2016 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress.

State of DSC Report

Preview the 2015 report on the state of deep sea corals and sponges in the U.S.

Seminar Series

Learn about the latest developments in deep-sea coral science and management.

Okeanos Explorer

Follow the Pacific Islands explorations.

Report Archive

Visit NOAA's Coral Reef Information System(CoRIS).