This Science Plan presents the objectives, proposed work-plan, and anticipated outcomes for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) West Coast Deep-Sea Coral Initiative (WCDSCI) under the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP). The four-year Initiative (FY 2018-2021) is designed to work with partners to discover, map, characterize, explore, and conduct research on deepwater coral and sponge habitats in support of natural resource management off California, Oregon and Washington. The Science Plan was developed by a cross-NOAA steering committee with input from numerous partners and stakeholders. The Steering Committee will review the plan annually and provide ongoing guidance on implementation and budget. Out-year activities are subject to federal appropriations.

  • Report
Type: DSCRTP Supported Date: 2019
  • Pacific Council
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