Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007

This year's "Expedition to the Deep Slope" expedition will continue our exploration and study of hydrocarbon seep communities deeper than 1000 meters in the Gulf of Mexico. Funded by the Minerals Management Service (MMS), the leader in supporting the scientific characterization of seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico, and the NOAA Ocean Exploration (OE) program, our diverse team of scientists will be using the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Jason II and the NOAA Ship Ronald Brown. Our team includes US scientists who have led the exploration, discovery, and study of the Gulf of Mexico cold seeps for the last 20 years as well as leading international seep scientists from Germany, France and Austria.