Photos of competition winners Marija Jegorova and Jordan Pierce with their names and universities on blue background.

CCOM grad student Jordan Pierce has won first place at the Oceans Conference–Gulf Coast Division for his paper, "Reducing Annotation Times: Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Imagery," as well as the Normal Miller prize in the Student Poster Competition. Only a select few are invited to participate in the poster competition so this is a great honor. Congratulations Jordan!

Mapping data of Blake Plateau off US southeast coast. Image on left displays areas addressed by individual cruises; image on right displays an overview of the bathymetric data collected from 2012 to 2019. Image courtesy of NOAA OER.

The Okeanos Explorer Mapping Team headed up the creation of a first-of-its-kind manual for ship-based exploratory ocean mapping operations based on 10 years of experience in oceans waters around the globe. 

Bathymetric chart of the Arctic Ocean.

Scientists from CCOM and around the globe have published the most detailed map to date of the Arctic Ocean seafloor.

Aerial view of Bikini Atoll.

In this Science article about NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite, Research Assistant Professor Jenn Dijkstra and affiliate faculty member Chris Parrish discuss its potential uses for shallow water mapping and tracking coral reef health.

Illlustration depicting BEN on the surface with a cone of light revealing the lakebed with a shipwreck and fish.

Matthew Braga, a writer for The Verge, gives an indepth view of BEN and the ASV team's work in Thunder Bay.

CCOM/JHC in the News

NOAA Research News
Oct. 6, 2020

The NOAA OER has released the NOAA OER Deepwater Exploration Mapping Procedures Manual to describe the office’s approach to deepwater ocean exploration acoustic mapping. 

Hydro International
Sep. 15, 2020

Scientists from CCOM and around the globe have published the most detailed map to date of the Arctic Ocean seafloor.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Aug. 27, 2020

Jeanne Shaheen announces the the Center has been awarded a five-year NOAA grant.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Richard Signell
Research Oceanographer

USGS
Woods Hole 

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, 3:10pm
George Cutter

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center 

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, 3:10pm
Ivan Bodra Guimaraes

M.S. Thesis Defense
Earth Sciences - Ocean Mapping

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, 2:00pm

Spotlight on...

The e-learning Python for Ocean Mapping (ePOM) project provides collections of Jupyter notebooks to learn Python with a focus on Ocean Mapping.