Building from the foundation of C-DEBI, a new NSF-funded network-of-networks started this fall called COBRA – the Crustal Ocean Biosphere Research Accelerator. The goal of COBRA is to generate new knowledge on the structure, function, resilience, and ecosystem services of the crustal ocean biosphere – life attached to the rocks at the bottom of the ocean – to inform decision-making relating to emergent industrial uses of the deep ocean, such as deep-sea mining and subseafloor carbon sequestration, and decrease the likelihood of serious harm to the environment while maintaining the broad benefits that society currently enjoys. COBRA will help to close knowledge gaps by bringing together stakeholders through virtual workshops and supporting cross-coordination and collaboration. As a global community of experts in deep sea and subseafloor deep biosphere science, the C-DEBI community is uniquely poised to make great contributions to COBRA efforts. Join this virtual meeting series to hear from COBRA Director Dr. Beth Orcutt and COBRA Associate Director Dr. Julie Huber (also both C-DEBI scientists) to learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of opportunities. Register in advance of this meeting on January 7, 2022 (9:30 – 11:00AM Pacific Time).