Visualization Lab Director Colin Ware is demoing the new BathyGlobe interactive display at AGU. The application allows the user to zoom in to places on the globe to see how much of the ocean has been mapped at that location. Visit our booth to try it out—#1612 in the Academic Showcase.

Image shows pink acoustic curtain with gas plumes appearing as blue flares rising from the seabed.

Prof. Tom Weber and grad students Liz Weidner and Erin Heffron sailed aboard New Zealand's R/V Tangaroa where they worked to use echocounders to quanitify the amount of gases coming up form the ocean floor, and to find a way to measure the size and rate of the bubbles. 

Still from video showing Larry Mayer talking.

This video from Seeker, featuring Larry Mayer and the NF-GEBCO Alumni XPRIZE Team, attempts to answer how close we are, how it can happen, and why it matters.

Still from the live stream camera aboard the Okeanos Explorer showing fan corals.

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's mission, Océano Profundo 2018, is complete. This telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition collected critical baseline information on unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

4 images showing monitors, the team group photo, SEAKIT silhouetted against  the sunset, and tracking map showing the location of the ASV.

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team accomplished their goals for their field tests in the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. They were the first team to go, so now they will wait for the other teams to complete their field demonstrations.
 

CCOM/JHC in the News

MarineLink
Dec. 10, 2018

Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the effort to map the world's oceans—Seabed 2030.

Thomas Reuters Foundation News
Dec. 4, 2018

Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the growing competition to control the riches of the ocean.

Marine Technology News
Nov. 30, 2018

The first Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans took place this month at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Cameron Wake

Inst. for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
UNH

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 3:10pm
Prof. Craig Woolsey

Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (AOE)
Virginia Tech 

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 3:10pm
Scott Loranger
Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Oceanography

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 10:00am

Recent Publications

K. Lomac-MacNair; Martin Jakobsson; A C. Mix; Francis F. Freire; Kelly Hogan; Larry A. Mayer; Mari Ann Smultea

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Sound Speed Manager streamlines the use of sound speed profiles in survey acquisition and data processing. The app provides support for commonly-used formats, model-based profile enhancement, and database management with built-in functionalities for analysis and visualization. Sound Speed Manager is an open-source project jointly developed by CCOM and NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory.