Back of the room shot of elementary students with arms raised during assembly.

Back in November, Outreach Specialist Tara Hicks-Johnson visited nearby Moharimet Elementary School along with members of the CCOM ASV Team for a Moharimet Nautilus Assembly, part of a school-wide "Year of Water" initiative. It looks like everyone had a fantastic time! 

Larry Mayer was interviewed for the Revealing Hidden Depths - Seabed 2030 podcast during the 5th Arctic-Antarctic & North Pacific Mapping Meeting that took place in Bremen, Germany, 27-29 November 2023.

UNH mascot Gnarlz( in wildcat costume head and UNH hockey jersey) poses with ODD sign in front of a monitor showing a bathymetric projection of a sandbox.

Ocean Discovery Day 2023 was a rousing success! Over the course of two days, approximately 2,500 people visited Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory and enjoyed more than 44 different exhibits. There was undeniable energy throughout the two days with so many curious minds learning more about our oceans, coastlines, and estuaries. 

The red DriX ASV departing from its launch cradle with the E/V Nautilus behind.

Larry Mayer gives an overview of the OECI Multi-Vehicle Exploration expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus and highlights how recent upgrades to the ASV DriX that make it a key component of multi-vehicle ocean exploration.

The red tower of the DriX shows above its gray metal launch cradle.

The DriX joins WHOI's AUV Mesobot and the Univ. of Rhode Island's Deep Autonomous Profiler on the E/V Nautilus for the OECI Multi-Vehicle Exploration cruise around the Geologists Seamounts south of the Main Hawaiian Islands. ASV team leader Val Schmidt gives an update on what's new with DriX this year. 

CCOM/JHC in the News

Wall Street Journal
Jan. 26, 2024

CCOM director Larry Mayer has weighed in on the tech that Tony Romeo used in his expedition to find Amelia Earhart's lost plane, saying that it's what he would use. 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Jan. 19, 2024

A CCOM project, "Next Generation Seafloor Mapping Tools," has been chosen as one of four projects to be funded by the Ocean Shot Research Grant—a program dedicated to advancing innovative studies for the better understanding and sustainable management of our oceans—from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation's Ocean Policy Research Institute.

Dec. 21, 2023

Larry Mayer explains how multibeam sonar is used to cut through an ocean filled with noise—revolutionizing how the seafloor is viewed.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Peter Ramsay and Moe Doucet

Klein Marine Systems

Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, 3:10pm
Deanne Hargrave
Geoscience Manager

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, 3:10pm
Dr. Christine Baker
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Coastal Engineering
North Carolina State University

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 3:10pm

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.