On June 8 (World Oceans Day), CCOM Research Professor Jen Miksis-Olds faced some of the fiercest competition of her career as she and four other leading marine researchers—the “Sages of the Sea” team—squared off against the 2020 National Ocean Sciences Bowl champions in the Battle of the Ages, a quiz bowl-style competition. The competition was recorded so you can watch, root for your team, and play along!

Aerial view of Bikini Atoll.

In this Science article about NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite, Research Assistant Professor Jenn Dijkstra and affiliate faculty member Chris Parrish discuss its potential uses for shallow water mapping and tracking coral reef health.

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.

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.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Jun. 6, 2020

Larry Mayer is quoted on how autonomous vehicles will be used to map and characterize the ocean floor.

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.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

John G.W. Kelley and Jason Greenlaw

Coastal Marine Modeling Branch
Coast Survey Development Lab
NOAA/National Ocean Service

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020, 3:00pm
Casey O'Heran
Master's Defense
Ocean Engineering/Ocean Mapping
Friday, Apr. 17, 2020, 1:00pm
Lindsay Gee
Mapping and Science Coordinator

Ocean Exploration Trust

Friday, Mar. 13, 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.