Photo of ocean surface with "Ocean Classroom (Live!)" and "Exploring Mysteries of the Deep" over it.

Adam Soule of the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, which CCOM is a part of, took part in an episode of Ocean Classroom (Live!) to discuss the latest innovations used to investigate the ocean depths, what we stand to gain from ocean exploration, and where ocean explorers are headed next. In case you missed it, a video recording of the episode is now available on YouTube and Facebook. Click Learn More for the links.

Title card for the VORC video with P in P of Roland Arsenault in the corner.

At the end of 2020, Roland Arsenault teamed up with Coral Moreno and Val Schmidt to compete in the Virtual Ocean Robotics Challenge. After a lot of work, they finished in 1st place against teams from around the world! 

Andy Armstrong with laptop in a ship's lab space.

Congratulations to JHC co-director Andy Armstrong who has been awarded a Department of Commerce Gold Medal by NOAA for his contributions to delineate the U.S. extended continental shelf. 

Larry Mayer speaking.

Congratulations to CCOM Director Larry Mayer on being elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. The AGU Fellows are global leaders and experts who have made invaluable contributions the understanding of geosciences.

Visualization of the Arctic with the Ryder Glacier indicated in darker blue.

New oceanographic and bathymetric data collected by the Ryder Expedition while aboard the I/B Oden shed light on what is causing the rapid loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and may help predict the ice sheet's retreat in a warming climate.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Monterey Herald
Feb. 27, 2021

CCOM director Larry Mayer discusses the development and benefits of Saildrone, a remotely controlled sailboat that maps the ocean floor, collects DNA samples, and transmits real-time data to scientists.

Scientific American
Feb. 25, 2021

CCOM Research Professor Jen Miksis-Olds weighs in on innovative ways to reduce noise in the ocean soundscape.

Union Leader
Feb. 17, 2021

CCOM research assistant professor Jenn Dijkstra and other UNH scientists are investigating the way species of fish and plants are affected by changing ocean temperatures.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Dr. Emma Cotter

Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021, 3:10pm
Dr. Dawn Wright
Chief Scientist


Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, 3:10pm
John Hughes Clarke


Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, 3:09pm

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URGE (Unlearning Racism in GEosciences) is a curriculum (8 sessions) focused on providing tools and resources to help Geoscientists develop policies that improve accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and community. In response to URGE, members of CCOM/JHC, the Center for Ocean Engineering, and SMSOE have formed an URGE pod called the Ocean Mapping and Engineering (OME) pod.