Welcome to the DESCEND2 Discussion Forum A Message from Peter Girguis: Dear Colleagues, In January 2016, we held the second DESCEND 2016 workshop in Cambridge, MA. An outcome of this workshop was a draft summary report. Broadly speaking, the goal of this report is to provide agency reps, philanthropic organizations, and the broader community with a perspective of current issues and recommendations on how to advance deep sea research. The meeting was specifically aimed at identifying the technological and cultural impediments that our community faces, and providing a shorter- and longer-term roadmap to addressing those issues. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FINAL DESCEND-2 REPORT!