Photo of Cassie Bongiovanni pointing to a bathymetric rendering on a monitor.

CCOM alum Cassie Bongiovanni takes the spotlight in this feature from the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. 

Photo of Annie Hartwell from the side as she looks at a monitor displaying visual ocean data.

Why are detailed maps of the seafloor important? CCOM Ph.D. student Anne Hartwell is one of the ocean explorers who were asked this question by E/V Nautilus Communication Fellows. Click through to see her answers.

(Photo from Ocean Exploration Trust)


Title slide with background of NE coastal waters with smaller photos showing: UNH's Thompson Hall, a surfer, the outside of Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, and shore birds.

Last month, we hosted a contingent of NOAA personnel, government representatives, and many of our Industrial Partners for our annual UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center Annual Review. These are select talks from Tuesday, August 16th. Please note that Q&A sessions and discussions are not included. 

Underwater photo showing red seaweed covering the seafloor with a few leaves of kelp. A cunner fish swims above the seafloor.

In this interview with WCVB, CCOM Research Associate Professor Jenn Djikstra explains how an invasive red seaweed is killing off the kelp forests in New England's coastal waters.

Chiaki Okada sitting at the survey station aboard the Thomas Jefferson launch. Monitors are in front of her and windows behind her show the lake to the horizon.

Chiaki Okada (GEBCO, Year 18), completed her at-sea experience aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson as it surveyed in the Great Lakes. Chiaki was one of three women chosen to serve on NOAA vessels during the 2022 survey season as part of the Empowering Women in Hydrography project. Read about Chiaki's experience in her own words on the NOAA Coast Survey website.

CCOM/JHC in the News

UNH Today
Sep. 20, 2022

CCOM research associate professor Larry Ward, and research assistant Rachel Morrison are co-authors of a paper that examines how the contribution of beach profiling data collected by citizen scientists can lead to increased coastal resilience and informed management decisions in the future.

Popular Science
Sep. 14, 2022

Shannon Hoy, a NOAA Physical Scientist, lends her expertise as Popular Science checks in on progress towards one of our most ambitious promises—mapping the seafloor.

Boston Chronicle, WCVB
Sep. 13, 2022

CCOM Research Associate Professor Jenn Djikstra explains how an invasive red seaweed is killing off the kelp forests in New England's coastal waters.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Corey Sullivan
Ocean Engineer

Innovasea Systems 

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, 3:10pm
Julie Paprocki
Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of New Hampshire

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022, 3:10pm
CCOM/OE Students
Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, 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.