DSCRTP Partners

NOAA is making strides in better understanding deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems thanks to the ongoing collaboration among numerous NOAA offices and a wide range of partners. Besides the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, groups that routinely contribute expertise and resources to deep-sea coral science include:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)

Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PISFC)

Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)

National Ocean Service (NOS)

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Stressor Impacts & Mitigation

Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Marine Spatial Ecology Division

National Marine Sanctuaries

Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R)

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER)

Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research & Technology (CIOERT)

Okeanos Explorer

Other Federal Agencies

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Research Institutions

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BPBM)

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI)

Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratories (HURL)

Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH)

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)


Kansas University (KU)

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

University of Connecticut (UConn)

University of California San Diego (UCSD)

University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)

Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History

Temple University (TU)