Larry Mayer in front of large monitors displaying bathymetry.

Larry Mayer appears in this wonderful video from the Aquarium of the Pacific along with Bob Ballard, Wendy Schmidt, Sylvia Earle and many other esteemed ocean experts.

Image of the CCOM Summer Cruise Calendar with waves breaking on rocks background image and colored bars showing the cruise length.

The 2015 field season is upon us. In addition to all of the work taking place here in the lab, at the coast, and in Great Bay, we are participating in 16 research cruises. Check out our summer cruise schedule to see where in the world we'll be!

Lindsay McKenna standing with her back to the ship's rail with the entrance to the Panama Canal in the distance.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to go through the Panama Canal on a world-class research vessel, you're in luck because Physical Scientist Lindsay McKenna took pictures! NOAA Ship of Exploration Okeanos Explorer passed through the canal on May 12, heading west to a mapping mission in the Pacific.

See more of Lindsay's canal photos here>>

Learn more about Tropical Exploration 2015 here>>

Cover and open spread of the executive summary. The cover shows an image of a sunken ship.

The 2014 JHC/CCOM Executive Summary is now available for on-line viewing. Enjoy!

Black silhouettes of Larry and 60 Minutes host against the large panel display of Alaskan bathymetry.

CCOM Director Dr. Larry Mayer appeared on 60 Minutes in a segment about Robert Ballard and our unexplored oceans.

CCOM/JHC in the News

National Geographic
Jun. 5, 2015

Derek Sowers represented the U.S. on a team of researchers who crossed the Atlantic on a reconnaissance mission for the 2016 Seabed Survey Pilot Project, which will create the most detailed map of the bottom of that great, cold ocean.

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. 

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Eric J. Bajor
M.S. Thesis Defense

Mechanical Engineering

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 11:00am
Ashley Norton
Ph.D. Proposal Defense

Natural Resource and Earth System Science

Thursday, May. 28, 2015, 2:00pm

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