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Oct. 6, 2009
CCOM alumn Cmdr. Shepard Smith Cmdr. of the Thomas Jefferson said Monday the Hassler will be the fourth NOAA hydrographic survey ship, with equipment to map the ocean floor to provide accurate nautical charts to commercial and recreational boats.
Sep. 24, 2009
James V. Gardner and Mashkoor Malik (of The Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping (CCOM) UNH and NOAA, respectively) participated on the cruise, and provided details of the discovery in the August 11, 2009 issue of EOS.
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Sep. 22, 2009
The crew of the Healy has spent the past three months underway studying Arctic Ocean hydrography and mapping the Extended continental shelf.
Sep. 16, 2009
One of the highlights of the 2009 mission was the August 25 discovery of an underwater mountain, known as a seamount, by scientists aboard the Healy. ( An underwater geologic feature needs to extend at least 1,000 meters above the seafloor to quality as a seamount. ) The not-yet-named seamount is the first discovered in the Arctic since 2003.
The New York Times - DOT EARTH
Sep. 10, 2009
Larry Mayer, an oceanographer from the University of New Hampshire scouring the sea bottom from the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, said this: The new seamount is small but unusual in its isolation (at least we think it's isolated - remember we didn't know it was there - and I suspect there are many others that we don't know about) - but this one is sitting in the middle of nowhere in the abyssal plain and will only add to the mysteries of the origin of this part of the Arctic.
Aug. 12, 2009
Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center, is the chief scientist for the U.S. mission. NOAA's Andy Armstrong, a physical scientist and co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center, is the co-chief scientist. NOAA and the University of New Hampshire jointly operate the Joint Hydrographic Center. The 41-day joint mission runs from August 7 to September 16 and will see the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent operating together to obtain a variety of data.
The New York Times
Jul. 29, 2009
"President Obama is strongly in favor of the United States becoming a party to the Law of the Sea Convention," said Margaret Hayes, director of the State Department's Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Jul. 29, 2009
From August 7 to September 16, Canada and the United States are teaming up a second time to conduct a joint survey of the extended continental shelf in the western Arctic Ocean. The 40-day survey will continue the data-collection collaboration that began during last summer's joint mission. This year's survey will focus on the region north of Alaska onto Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge and eastward toward the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Associated Press
Jul. 29, 2009
A joint U.S.-Canada expedition sailing next month to the icy waters off the northern coastline both countries share will help map the farthest reaches of the North American continent, but it won't deal with a long-running dispute over a resource-rich part of the Beaufort Sea. "The primary thing this mission is designed to answer is 'Where is the edge of the continental shelf?' " said Maggie Hayes, director of the U.S. Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs.
Jun. 19, 2009
More and More. Sonar mapping of the Arctic seafloor (colored lines) has pushed outward by almost 200 km the "foot of slope" that is a benchmark for the outer edge of potential U.S. mineral rights. CREDIT: IMAGE CREATED BY LARRY MAYER; DATA COLLECTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CENTER FOR COASTAL AND OCEAN MAPPING/JOINT HYDROGRAPHIC CENTER; BASE MAP IS IBCAO COMPILATION (JAKOBSSON ET AL., 2008)
National Geographic
Apr. 15, 2009
As rising temperatures melt the polar ice cap, five countries race to map their claims to a new energy frontier. The stakes are huge. Nearly a quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas may lie beneath the seabed of this vast wilderness. Text version -
Proceedings Magazine
Feb. 9, 2009
Changes in the Arctic environment—no matter the cause—are a great national security concern... Working in conjunction with NOAA's Office of the Coast Survey and the University of New Hampshire's Joint Hydrographic Center, the breaker's multi-beam sonar and sub-bottom profiler were used to better define the extent of the U.S. continental shelf.
Jan. 29, 2009
Scientists from the U.S., Canada and Russia race to map the Arctic Ocean under the looming deadline of a U.N. treaty.
The New York Times
Jan. 26, 2009
The Canadian broadcasting team has produced an one-hour documentary following the greatly intensified push by Russia, the United States, Denmark, Canada and others to map and exert hegemony over Arctic waters. They provided us with a short distillation that includes nice interviews with Larry Mayer of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, who I’ve been interviewing periodically as he leads surveys of Arctic sea-bed formations that could extend United States economic control in the region.
Dec. 29, 2008
"We found evidence that the foot of the slope was much farther out than we thought," said Larry Mayer, expedition chief scientist and co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center at UNH. "That was the big discovery."
WBZ 38 (CBS)
Oct. 29, 2008
After clicking on the link, scroll down the page to the blog 'Arctic Riches' to read about Larry Mayer and other CCOM scientists who have just returned from their latest mission to map the Arctic sea floor.
Government Computer News
Oct. 14, 2008
Okeanos Explorer uses a satellite link to provide scientists with ocean-going dataThe Okeanos will gather information that will be sent ashore to the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/ Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire among other control centers.
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Oct. 13, 2008
“This is a wonderful example of being able to do things that are good for the nation at the same time that science is being advanced,” Mayer said.
OCS News
Oct. 7, 2008
Colin Ware of the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping designed and generated the visualization of global ocean flow patterns that appears on the “Science on a Sphere” display.
AAPG Explorer
Oct. 6, 2008
Larry Mayer is quoted about his work on mapping the Chukchi Cap which has yielded surprising results regarding the Convention of the Law of the Sea Article 76 for natural prolongation and extension of the continental shelf. (The article starts on page 22).
New York Times
Sep. 29, 2008
Colin Ware's work with the Smithsonian, of the oceans depicted as a global system, pictured in the New York Times.
Sep. 8, 2008
GeoCoastPilot is a joint venture of NOAA and the Data Visualization Research Lab at the—stand by for a mouth full—University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/ Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). The researchers are looking for feedback on, um, how well they let you visualize the data.
Sep. 6, 2008
...The groups involved in the FISHPAC project included NMFS, OCS, NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), as well as several private contractors and suppliers of undersea technology.
New Hampshire Magazine
Sep. 3, 2008
UNH AT SEA UNH has made plenty of enduring contributions to marine research; just last February, the university’s Center for Coastal and Oceanic Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center revealed .... read more
PBS - News Hour
Aug. 20, 2008
The researchers are aboard a U.S. Coast Guard ice cutter for the fourth U.S. expedition "designed to map the uncharted parts of the Arctic sea for establishing an extended continental shelf," said Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire and head of the research team.