Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC)

Overview

The Deep Submergence Science Committee

The Deep Submergence Science Committee (DeSSC) is a standing Committee of the University - National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). DESSC provides advisory responsibilities for the National Deep Submergence Facility which includes Alvin, Jason/Medea, and Sentry. 

Members
Name Affiliation Term
Dawe, Craig MBARI 10/16 to 10/19
Demopoulos, Amanda USGS 06/14 to 06/20
Emerson, David Bigelow Laboratory 09/13 to 09/16
Girguis, Peter | (Past Chair, DESSC) OEB Harvard 12/09 to 12/17
Glazer, Brian UH 08/16 to 08/19
Hayman, Nicholas W. UTIG 07/14 to 07/20
Munier, Rob | (ex-officio) WHOI 03/10
Reysenbach, Anna-Louise | (Chair, DeSSC) PSU 12/16 to 12/19
Shank, Timothy | (ex-officio) WHOI 10/01
Soule, Adam | (ex-officio) WHOI 05/14
Thurber, Andrew OSU 05/18 to 05/21
Van Dover, Cindy Duke 10/15 to 10/18
White, Scott SC 10/16 to 10/19
Meetings & Agendas
Documents & Publications
Title Category
2018 DeSSC Call for Nominations
DESCEND-2 Final Report National Deep Submergence Facility
Final Workshop Report: Establishing Community Standards for Underwater Video Acquisition, Tagging, Archiving, and Access Data Acquisition Systems, Management and Tools
DeSSC Early Career Program Reference: EAGER Cruise Report NDSF Cruise Planning Resources
Deep Submersible and Potential Marine Geological, Biological, and Geochemical Research (2002) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Studies
Being There - The Continuing Need for Human Presence in the Deep Ocean for Scientific Research and Discovery (2002) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Studies
A Perspective on Two Decades of Deliberations Regarding Deep Submergence Facility Requirements (2002) National Deep Submergence Facility
The National Academies Study on Future Needs in Submergence Science (2004) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Studies
Instructions for Future Science Access to DSL-120A (2006) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Cruise Planning Resources
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ABE is added to the National Deep Submergence Facility (2006) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Cruise Planning Resources
Building the Next-Generation Alvin Submersible (2012) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Design and Construction
Historical Listing of DESSC Members
UNOLS Safety Standards for Human Occupied Vehicles (2009) NDSF Vehicles
Guidelines for Utilization and Development of Third-Party Tools for the National Deep Submergence Facility Vehicles (1997) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Guidelines and Recommendations
Guidelines for Incorporating New Assets Into the National Deep Submergence Facility (2006) National Deep Submergence Facility, NDSF Guidelines and Recommendations