Screen grab of Larry sitting in front of a bank of monitors in a dark room wearing a cap and headset.

Larry Mayer had a delightful conversation with the hosts of the Wondros podcast while he was aboard the E/V Nautilus. Because the expedition was underway, he was able to show some of the ship operations in real time. Check it out!

screenshot from the team's program showing the Ottawa River

Congratulations to team SEGU United for taking first prize in the Speed Mapping Challenge—From Data to Chart! Already one of three winning teams, the final rankings were announced at the Canadian Hydro Conference and SEGU United came out on top. The team includes CCOM Ph.D. Candidate Tamer Nada and CCOM alum Jose Cordero, and is guided by Dr. Christos Kastrisios. Well done!

Larry Mayer receiving the Sam Masry award.

Congratulations to Larry Mayer who was presented with the Sam Masry Award for outstanding contributions to the hydrographic profession. The award is give by the Canadian Hydrographic Association at their biannual conference.

Scuba diver uses special camera to take stereo images of seaweed on the seafloor.

A segment on NH Chronicle introduces the R/V Gulf Surveyor with Semme Dijkstra, and highlights research on invasive seaweed by Jenn Djikstra and her lab. Enjoy! 

Cropped section of the summer field season calendar showing lines indicating the length of voyages with text giving info about each cruise. Bacground is blue waves.

CCOM's field season is well underway! Check out the Field Season Calendar to see where we've been and where we are going.

CCOM/JHC in the News

MIT News
Jun. 1, 2022

A high-frequency echosounder from CCOM is part of a distributed sensor network that may help identify the physical processes contributing to diminishing sea ice in Arctic—the Earth's fastest-warming region.

Hawai'i Public Radio
May. 26, 2022

As the OECI Technology Integration expedition wraps up testing of robotic vehicles for ocean exploration, Larry Mayer explains how uncrewed vessels can be more effective than traditional mapping methods.

UNH Today
Apr. 20, 2022

CCOM Research Professor Jennifer Miksis-Olds comments on new UNH/Vineyard collaboration that will deploy underwater acoustic devices intended to record ambient ocean sounds and vocalizations from dolphins, whales and other mammals in the vicinity of  Martha’s Vineyard.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Katrina Wyllie and Glen Rice

National Bathymetric Source Project
NOAA Office of Coast Survey 

Friday, Jun. 24, 2022, 3:00pm
Alexandra Padilla
Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Ocean Engineering

Friday, May. 27, 2022, 9:00am
Aditi Tripathy
Master's Defense

Ocean Engineering

Thursday, May. 12, 2022, 10:00am

Spotlight on...

An open-source project — jointly steered by AusSeabed, NOAA OCS and UNH CCOM — has recently released the first version of QAX, an innovative tool to facilitate quality assurance of seabed mapping data.