In the Spotlight at CCOM/JHC

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.
BAG Explorer is a light application to explore the tree-like structure of a BAG file, to visualize and validate its XML metadata content, to inspect the tracking list, to plot the elevation and the uncertainty layers, and much more. The application is based on HDF Compass and the HydrOffice BAG tools.
The Sound Speed Manager is a free, open-source application to manage and enhance sound speed data collected in various manufacturer formats. Its tools and functionalities bridge the common gap between sound speed profilers and echo-sounders.
Huddl is an open, community-led initiative designed to simplify the issues involved in hydrographic data access. Once a format is described using Huddl, drivers for data access and manipulation are automatically created, as well as their format documentation.
Val Schmidt was on Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean assisting University of Delaware Associate Professor Art Trembanis with AUV operations. There was a bit excitement when an AUV was lost during a deployment. Val tells the story…
Andy McLeod comes to work everyday to fix things, design things and build things―all to further the Center's research.
Glen Rice, a UNH grad, is now a lieutenant in the NOAA Corps. His current assignment is team lead of the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Center.
Anastasia Abramova came from Russia in 2008 for the GEBCO certificate program and returned in 2010 to work on her master's degree. She successfully defended her thesis in December 2011.
Elizabeth (Meme) Lobecker, a Physical Scientist with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), is currently assigned to CCOM. She spends approximately 2-3 months per year offshore supporting the mapping efforts on the NOAA ship OKEANOS EXPLORER.