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Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment Workshop

2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting
24 February 2022
1100-1200 EST (UTC-5)


Thank you so much to all who participated in the Global Deep Sea Capacity Survey. This assessment is the broadest survey on current capabilities to explore and study the deep sea ever conducted, including more than 120 countries, of which 100 were developing economies and Small Island Developing States. The team has been hard at work analyzing the data, and we're excited to release the full results in early April. Your insights and feedback have been essential to an assessment that we believe will be transformative for the global ocean exploration community. 

Please join the Ocean Discovery League team at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting on February 24 at 11am-Noon ET (UTC-5) to introduce the assessment, including methods and a sneak peek at the high-level and regional findings ahead of the publication of the report in early April. You can access the event here after registering for OSM: There will be more events and opportunities to review the results and engage with the research team in the coming months.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Katy Croff Bell, President, Ocean Discovery League
  • Dr. Maud Quinzin, Project Manager, Capacity Assessment
  • Sergio Cambronero, Research Assistant, Americas
  • Otmane Sarti, Research Assistant, Africa
  • Titus Cañete, Research Assistant, Asia 
  • Alanna Smith, Research Assistant, Oceania 

Registering for OSM 2022
If you are not already registered for OSM 2022, they offer FREE registration and access to developing country professionals and students. More information can be found here:

According to the OSM website, those registering under the developing country rates will be subject to verifying their current country of residence. This rate is only available to those participants who are currently living and working in a low- or lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank.

Thank you again and we hope to see you at the workshop!

About the Survey
The Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment is a baseline survey of the technical and human capacity for deep sea science and exploration in every coastal nation with deep waters (200m+) around the world. The assessment is led by Dr. Katy Croff Bell, National Geographic Explorer and Founder of Ocean Discovery League, which aims to reduce barriers to ocean exploration worldwide. We invite oceanographers, marine scientists, ocean engineers, policymakers, and others familiar with both the human and technical capacity for deep sea research in all coastal countries worldwide to complete this survey. Your input will contribute to a ground-breaking assessment on the current status of deep sea research capacity around the world. Please share this survey widely to include representation from as many countries and communities as possible.
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