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Sustainable Seas Expeditions
April 1999 - March 2003

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The NOAA Sustainable Seas Expeditions (SSE) Web offering was retired on March 28, 2003. The Sustainable Seas Expeditions was a five-year project of underwater exploration and discovery of the marine world with special emphasis on the national marine sanctuaries of the United States. Led by Dr. Sylvia Earle, scholar and Explorer-In-Residence of the National Geographic Society (NGS), the project was a collaborative effort of NGS in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), other government agencies, industry, and private institutions. It was made possible by a grant from the Richard and Rhonda Goldman Fund.

The offering covered the 1999 and 2000 SSE field seasons. Over that period, 18 missions were conducted, 13 of them in NOAA's national marine sanctuaries. The site chronicles these missions with background essays and chronological logs. It also contains education material, technology descriptions, and a video gallery. In total, almost 2000 pages of content are available.

The NOAA Sustainable Seas Expeditions Web offering has been archived and is available for download (pdf, 42 Mb). You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the document. Some site content will no longer be available, e.g., video and audio files, email addresses, and external links.

For more information related to this initiative, please contact:

SSE Education Program Manager
National Geographic Society
735 State Street, Suite 617
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 805-963-3238
Fax: 805-963-2438
Cell: 805-218-8933

or visit:

The National Geographic SSE Web offering

or contact:

National Marine Sanctuary Program
Attn: Michael Murphy
NOAA's National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Hwy, 11th floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3141


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