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 work the ASV team did in Thunder Bay last spring.

Banner announcing the winner of the best paper award.

Larry Mayer and his fellow authors, including CCOM affiliate faculty members Martin Jakobsson and Vicki Ferrini, have won the "Geosciences 10th Anniversary Best Paper Award" with, "The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World’s Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030." Congratulations to Larry and his colleagues! 

Screenshot from video showing a visualization of multibeam sonar on the seafloor.

Less than 10% of the world’s oceans have been mapped at high resolution. CCOM director Larry Mayer talks about why we should care about the seafloor and how UNH is a leader in mapping the ocean.

Artist's rendering of the Saildrone ASV on the surface and showing details of the seafloor in the path of the multibeam sonar.

CCOM has been awarded a 3-year grant by NOAA's OER to partner with Saildrone, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to develop applications for a new 72-foot, wind-powered, sailboat-like ASV which will deploy next spring. Once active, the ASV's collected data will contribute to Seabed 2030.

Casey O'Heran and Liz Weidner pose back to back in front of green trees.

CCOM grad students Casey O'Heran and Liz Weidner visit the UNH Podcats to eloquently talk about what brought them to UNH, their involvement at CCOM, and their responsibilities as president and vice president of the UNH Graduate Student Body. We couldn't ask for better ambassadors of our program!

CCOM/JHC in the News

The Verge
Mar. 5, 2020

An overview of ASV BEN and the work the team accomplished in Thunder Bay in spring of 2019.

UNH Today
Jan. 16, 2020

CCOM Director Larry Mayer has been selected as the first recipient of the Walter Munk Medal. Established in 2019, the Walter Munk Medal is awarded biennially by The Oceanography Society to an individual ocean scientist for extraordinary accomplishments and novel insights in the area of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics.

Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Jan. 7, 2020

Martin Jakobsson of Stockholm University summarizes last summer’s expedition to the Ryder Glacier in the high Arctic with I/B Oden, where he and Larry Mayer were Chief Scientists.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Lindsay Gee
Mapping and Science Coordinator

Ocean Exploration Trust

Friday, Mar. 13, 2020, 3:10pm
Kelley Brumley
Science Manager of Ocean Mapping


Friday, Mar. 6, 2020, 3:10pm
Michelle DiBenedetto
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 3:10pm

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