The Southeastern Undersea Research Facility (SURF) of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) has issued are quest for proposals to conduct research on the continental shelf of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico during calendar year 1984. The research would be part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Undersea Program.
SURF is one of four national undersea programs established by NOAA's Office of Undersea Research to improve the understanding and management of marine resources. The program is operated by UNCW under a cooperative agreement with NOAA and is sponsored by the Southeastern Consortium for Undersea Research Efforts (SECURE), an association of academic and research institutions and government agencies from Virginia, North Carolina,. South Carolina, and Georgia.