The BEN ASV team has traveled to Michigan to collaborate with NOAA and the Ocean Exploration Trust to map unexplored areas of the expanded Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron.

Cover of the supplement issue showing undersea photo of deep-sea sponge, coral, and squat lobsters.

Oceanography's supplement issue featuring the E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2018 field seasons is out. CCOM folks contributed to many articles—too many to list here—so check it out!

Andy Armstrong

We are very proud to announce that Capt. (Ret.) Andy Armstrong was inducted into The Hydrographic Society of America's Hydrographer Hall of Fame at the 2019 U.S. Hydrographic Conference in Biloxi, MS. Congratulations Andy!

CCOM researchers Colin Ware and Jenn Dijkstra have developed a novel method for analyzing the amount of refuge available in seaweeds for small aquatic creatures to hide from predators. 

The DriX ASV in its docking platform on the water silhouetted against the evening sky.

CCOM's ASV Team will spend a year working with iXBlue's DriX ASV. This is the first time the DriX has been tested in the U.S. After an evaluation period at CCOM, the ASV will visit some other areas of the U.S., as well as some other countries. Click the link for more photos and videos.

CCOM/JHC in the News

9&10 News
May. 22, 2019

Ocean Exploration Trust and CCOM teamed up with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to help map parts of the bottom of Lake Huron that have never been scanned. B.E.N. can do that while this team watches from ashore.

Alpena News
May. 18, 2019

Inside the hunt for new shipwrecks and discoveries on Lake Huron’s floors with ASV BEN.

Iosco County News-Herald
May. 14, 2019

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is collaborating with CCOM and Ocean Exploration Trust to map unexplored areas of northern Lake Huron using CCOM's ASV BEN to map unexplored, expanded sanctuary areas with a goal of discovering new shipwrecks and identifying shipwreck locations.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Elizabeth Mclean, Ph.D.
Environmental Scientist, Research Associate

U.R.I. Marine Affairs Department

Friday, May. 3, 2019, 3:10pm
Britt Raubenheimer
Senior Scientist


Friday, Apr. 26, 2019, 3:10pm
Dr. Kim Lowell
Research Scientist


Friday, Apr. 19, 2019, 3:10pm

Spotlight on...

CCOM Data Analyst Tomer Ketter sat down the UNH Global News to talk about what he's been up to in the ocean mapping world, along with some memorable moments from his time in the GEBCO program.