Split image with photo of the Saildrone at sea and a rendered image of bathymetry of the seafloor.

In this article from Ground Truth, Larry Mayer and CCOM alum Rachel Medley, chief of NOAA's Expeditions and Exploration Division, discuss the importance of fully mapping the earth's oceans as soon as possible, and how autonomous technologies will contribute to the effort.

Photos of Rick Brennan and John Hughes Clarke.

Congratulations to The Hydrographic Society of America's Hydrographer Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. We are particularly proud of CCOM professor John Hughes Clarke and CCOM alumni Rear Admiral Rick Brennan who was our friend and champion. 

Title card for the presentation live stream on YouTube featuring images of CCOM vessels and the VisLab's immersive display.

This presentation from the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute features CCOM researchers who discuss our autonomous systems program and how uncrewed vessels are contributing to a paradigm shift in ocean exploration, while our VisLab demos some cutting edge applications for gathering and using data. 

Group photo of eight new students outside in front of a backdrop of green trees.

Although a few of our new students are working remotely, most of them are on campus and well into their first semester. Learn more about our education programs here>>

USCGC Healy in the ice  with dramatic clouds in the sky.

NOAA officer Lt. Patrick Debroisse gives an overview of the recent USCGC Healy's transit through the Northwest Passage in a blog post he wrote for the NOAA Office of Coast Survey's News & Updates.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Ground Truth
Nov. 4, 2021

Larry Mayer and CCOM alum Rachel Medley, chief of NOAA's Expeditions and Exploration Division, talk about the importance of fully mapping the earth's oceans as soon as possible, and how autonomous technologies will make it possible.

Union Leader
Oct. 23, 2021

Larry Mayer describes the current conditions of the seabed and the state of the ice researchers encountered during a recent transit through the Northwest Passage aboard the USCGC Healy.

The Seattle Times
Oct. 20, 2021

Larry Mayer comments on the ice conditions in this article about the USCGC Healy's transit through the Northwest Passage.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Dr. Grant Deane
Researcher

Marine Physical Laboratory
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 3:10pm
Roger Flood
Professor

School of Marine and Oceanographic Sciences
Stony Brook University

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 3:10pm
Hilary Kates Varghese

Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Earth Sciences – Oceanography

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, 10:00am

Spotlight on...

An open-source project — jointly steered by AusSeabed, NOAA OCS and UNH CCOM — has recently released the first version of QAX, an innovative tool to facilitate quality assurance of seabed mapping data.