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!

Larry Mayer speaking with a bathymetric image on a screen behind him.

CCOM Director Larry Mayer was at the Royal Society in London recently for a special symposium, From Vision to Action. This prestigious event marked the progress of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO's Seabed 2030 Project since its launch in 2017, and provided an opportunity to take stock of where they are, how far they need to go, and how they will get there.

Members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni XPRIZE team pose with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to present SEA-KIT, their winning entry in the Shell Ocean XPRIZE Challenge.

CCOM/JHC in the News

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.

Scientific American
Aug. 1, 2019

Five nations are asserting rights to vast, overlapping portions of the Arctic Ocean seafloor. CCOM's Larry Mayer and David Mosher weigh in.

The New Hampshire
Nov. 21, 2019

The highbay at CCOM houses an augmented reality sandbox, fitted with an Xbox Kinect, which is used to demonstrate topography in real time.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 3:10pm
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Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 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.