NOAA Physical Scientist Meme Lobecker and UNH undergrad Kristin Mello are at sea on the second leg of the Okeanos Explorer's latest mission, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs. The focus of this leg is high-resolution mapping. Image courtesy of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Program.

Read Meme's mission overview here>>

The GEBCO students pose in front of the NOAA sign in Boulder, CO.

The Year 11 Nippon Foundation / GEBCO class visited the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) on January 5th and 6th, 2015. This annual visit introduces the students to the World Data Service Center and allows the students to understand some of the projects the NGDC is involved in related to data management and stewardship.

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Red placard reading, "Atlantis," on a railing on the ship.

Center and NOAA scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis completed a high resolution mapping of the Mendocino Ridge off the California coast as part of a U.S. Extended Continental Shelf effort. 

Larry Mayer and Kevin Jerram took part in the SWERUS-C3 multi-disciplinary expedition aboard the ice breaker ODEN in the Artic. Kevin sent a series of excellent reports to keep us up to date on their progress.

Read Kevin's posts

Visit the SWERUS-C3 website

Center researchers aboard the R/V Kilo Moana discovered a previously unmapped seamount in the Pacific Ocean.

Postdoc researcher Giuseppe Masetti sent images and a description of this exciting discovery.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Apr. 22, 2015

The existence of thousands of seamounts is the number one thing on this list. Jim Gardner is quoted in this article that features the 2014 discovery of a seamount near the Johnson Atoll.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Mar. 17, 2015

Strafford Hill Library SeaPerch Teams traveled to the UNH Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Building March 16 to test out their ROV submarines and try some obstacles in preparation for the statewide competition April 11. 

NOAA's Coast Survey Blog
Mar. 6, 2015

The NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers has conferred the Science Award to recent graduate Lieutenant Commander Briana Welton for her thesis work, “A Field Method for Backscatter Calibration Applied to NOAA’s Reson 7125 Multibeam Echo-Sounder.”

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Anatoliy Ivakin

Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington

Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 3:00pm
Firat Eren
Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Univ. of New Hampshire

Friday, Apr. 17, 2015, 2:30pm
Dan Sampson
GIS/Data Coordinator

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Friday, Apr. 10, 2015, 3:00pm

Recent Publications

V.E. Price; J.A. Dijkstra; J.P.M. O'Neil-Dunne; C. Parrish; E. Nagle; S. Pe'eri
Shachak Pe'eri; Patrick Keown; Leland P. Snyder; Michael Gonsalves; John Nyberg
Anthony Klemm; Shachak Pe'eri; Ricardo Freire; John Nyberg; Shep M. Smith

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