The first Deepend Teacher Workshop occurred on Saturday April 18, 2015 with 13 teacher learning about the DEEPEND program, background content about the deep sea environment and STEM-related activities they can take back to their classrooms to use with students.  These teachers are now applying to be a DEEPEND Teacher-at-Sea and 3 of them will be joining the DEEPEND team on cruises throughout the year.  Pictures from the event are on the DEEPEND education page.

Dr. Tracey Sutton will present "Vertical Ecology of the Pelagic Ocean: Classical Patterns, New Perspectives, and Future Research" on Wednesday 22 April at 3:30 pm
in the Coastal Institute Auditorium, Narragansett Bay Campus, URI

WASHINGTON — Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining.

Tuna are developing abnormally. And pelicans and gulls are still suffering from the lasting effects of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, the National Wildlife Federation warned in a report released Monday.

The impact is concentrated in the northern Gulf, but scientists say the long-term damage affects spawning waters for many fish that migrate to South Florida, the Caribbean and along the East Coast

Professor Jose Lopez, co-founder of the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (, will attend and introduce its second workshop in Munich Germany, March 22-24, 2015. 

Michele Gibney and Keri Baker present to the Faculty of NSU the use of NSU Works to host 'big data' produced from the DEEPEND project


Big Data in NSUWorks

Thursday, March 12

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Health Professions Division (HPD)

Chancellor’s Dining Room

Dr. Tracey Sutton of Nova Southeastern University presented information about NOAA's sampling program shortly after the DWHOS at the Oil Spill Science Seminar: "Five years later, what have we learned?"

Dr. Sutton's talk was "Fishes, shrimps, and cephalopods of the oceanic Gulf: research since DwHOS."



FOX10 News | WALA

Dr. Joe Lopez of Nova Southeastern University will present his labs research at the 2015 GoMRI Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference on February 16th 2015 in Houston, TX.  Following is a brief synopsis of his work:

Good Stewardship Is Vital for Sustainability for Future Generations – More Exploration and Understanding is Needed