Introducing Deep-Ocean Research Projects

Who’s working down in the deep?


Researchers are constantly studying the deep ocean, working hard to give us a better understanding of our blue planet. The trouble, though, is that it can be difficult for both new ocean professionals and established experts to find out who exactly is doing that work, and where. If the deep-sea community doesn’t know what projects are out there, it becomes impossible to join in.

To help fix that, we have teamed up with the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) to collect a series of videos called the “Better Together” series. Each one of these short lightning talks introduces a group or individual doing important work on deep-ocean topics and includes instructions for how to get in touch. If you are interested in deep-sea science projects, this is the place to start.

If you are part of a deep-ocean science project that is not yet listed here, we would love to include your work! Please contact DOOS Project Director Leslie Smith at leslie.smith@youroceanconsulting to submit your lightning introduction. Videos will be featured on the DOOS YouTube channel and on the DOSI website below. Submission guidelines can be found here.


Deep-Ocean Project Lighting Introductions


Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND)


The Ocean Twilight Zone Project


CSIRO Biodiversity Imagery Annotation Automation


National Autonomous University of Mexico


The Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)


Our last introduction is not for a research group, but for a project that will be of interest to many in the deep-ocean community: Monitor My Ocean. The project’s creator, Artash Nath, hopes that this tool will benefit deep-sea research in the future. Artash’s contact information is available on the project website.