Read NOAA Coast Survey’s blog post about how the seafloor and water column data from the coast of Washington is now being collected by NOAA’s Ship Rainier high priority data areas. These areas were selected in a seafloor mapping prioritization exercise in 2014. A group of state and federal managers, tribal governments, and academia delineated the areas and stated that they need a better understanding of canyon depths, seafloor, and habitat.
Read more about the project and where else the Rainier will go here: https://noaacoastsurvey.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/olympic-coast-survey-provides-data-for-multiple-uses/
More information about the seafloor prioritization process