People and Partners

DEEP SEARCH is an initiative of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).  NOPP is a federally mandated initiative that coordinates and develops collaborative ocean research efforts among Federal, state and tribal governments, academia, private industry, and non-governmental organizations.


Sponsoring Agencies

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, US Geological Survey (USGS)


Project Management

TDI Brooks International


BOEM Investigators

Erik Cordes, Temple University

Sandra Brooke, Florida State University

Mandy Joye, University of Georgia

Jen Miksis-Olds, University of New Hampshire

Andrea M. Quattrini, Harvey Mudd College

Tracey Sutton, Nova Southeastern University









USGS Investigators

Amanda Demopoulos

Jason Chaytor

Cheryl Morrison

Christina Kellogg

Nancy Prouty








Afflilated Investigators

Furu Mienis, NIOZ

Gerard Duineveld, NIOZ

Andy Davies, University of Rhode Island

Jay Lunden, Haverford College

Joe Warren, Stony Brook University










Ivan Hurzeler