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NH Business Review
Jun. 6, 2019
A team of alumni from the UNH has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance deep-sea technologies for ocean floor exploration. The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team — alumni and industry partners and advisors based at UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping — prevailed against teams from around the world to win the top prize of $4 million for their concept.
Hakai Magazine
Jun. 5, 2019
Last week, the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE challenge awarded $4-million to the GEBCO-NF Alumni team for demonstrating the best technology for remotely and autonomously plumbing the world’s oceans. It was the culmination of a three-year battle of the brains that resulted in über-advanced maps for accessing the Earth’s final frontier—the deep ocean.
Philanthropy News Digest
Jun. 4, 2019
The Ocean Discovery XPRIZE $4 million grand prize was awarded to the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team—a fourteen-nation team based in the U.S. that comprising alumni of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO training program at UNH's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Led by Rochelle Wigley and Yulia Zarayskaya, the GEBCO-NF team combined existing technologies with a robust, low-cost unmanned surface vessel—the SeaKIT—and a cloud-based data processing system to enable comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor by 2030.
Aithority
Jun. 3, 2019
The results of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE were revealed at an awards ceremony hosted at the world-renowned Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, part of the Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation. The grand prize winner, receiving a total of $4M, was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States.
News Wise
Jun. 3, 2019
The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance deep-sea technologies for ocean floor exploration, prevailing against teams from around the world to win the top prize of $4 million for their concept.
Forbes
Jun. 3, 2019
The winning team of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE was the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team. They not only managed to map the required area successfully, but did so at a resolution of around 5 meters—significantly better than existing technologies. The success of the team is part of a wider project to by the Nippon Foundation and GEBCO to try and map the entire seabed by 2030.
Maritime Executive
Jun. 1, 2019
The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, prevailing against teams from around the world to claim the top prize of $4 million.
Ars Technica
Jun. 1, 2019
The overall winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition, taking home the grand prize of $4 million, was the GEBCO-NF Alumni team. This international team, led by Rochelle Wigley and Yulia Zarayskaya, was composed of people who had completed an ocean-mapping training program at UNH. 
Tech Crunch
May. 31, 2019
The winning team of the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE was the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, composed of veteran hydrographers. In addition to the highly successful unmanned craft (Sea-Kit), the team did a lot of work on the data-processing side, creating a cloud-based solution that helped them turn the maps around quickly. 
BBC
May. 31, 2019
Put together by the international GEBCO-NF Alumni team, a robotic boat and a submersible have won the XPRIZE to find the best new technologies to map the seafloor. The autonomous duo is likely to play a role in meeting the "Seabed 2030" challenge, which aims to have Earth's ocean floor fully mapped to a high standard by 2030.
Directions Magazine
May. 31, 2019
The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, prevailing against talented teams from around the world to claim the top prize of $4 million for their entry concept.
UNH Today
May. 31, 2019
International GEBCO-NF Alumni Team receives $4 million grand prize for ocean mapping innovation.
Arctic Today
May. 30, 2019
Larry Mayer lends his Law of the Sea expertise to this article about Canada's extended continental shelf submission.
UNH Today
May. 30, 2019
UNH is launching a new center that will focus on the science of sound.
Daily Beast
May. 30, 2019
A global competition sponsored by Shell, the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, might change our understanding of Earth’s final frontier. The competition will dole out $7 million on Friday to the team producing the best technology for rapid, unmanned, and bathymetric—the measurement of the depth of water—exploration.
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.
Workboat
May. 9, 2019
Construction officially began yesterday in Houma, LA on the 199' research vessel Resolution that will be operated by the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium (ECOC). Resolution will be the second in a series of RCRVs funded by the National Science Foundation.
Seacoast Online
May. 9, 2019
CCOM is one of five internationally renowned ocean science institutions chosen by the NOAA to explore an estimated 3 billion acres of U.S. ocean territory over the next five years as part of the new Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute.
Concord Monitor
May. 7, 2019
CCOM is one of five ocean science institutions chosen by NOAA to explore an estimated three billion acres of U.S. ocean territory over the next five years as part of the new Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute.
Foster's Daily Democrat
May. 7, 2019
CCOM is one of five internationally renowned ocean science institutions chosen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over the next five years to explore an estimated 3 billion acres of U.S. ocean territory as part of the new Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute.
NHPR
May. 7, 2019
CCOM will join a new consortium of research institutions to explore three billion acres of U.S. ocean. CCOM will focus primarily on ocean mapping and data visualization.
Wired
May. 6, 2019
Larry Mayer is heading out this week to join the E/V Nautilus in an expedition to map seafloor formations near the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast.
Alpena News
May. 4, 2019
Researchers from NOAA, The Ocean Exploration Trust, and CCOM will collaborate to map portions of Lake Huron in Presque Isle County using an ASV equipped with multi-beam sonar. The mission will focus on mapping unexplored areas of the expanded Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with the goal of discovering new shipwrecks and identifying shipwreck locations to support ongoing exploration and management, according to a news release from NOAA.

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