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

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

Collage of photos from Ocean Discovery Day

Ocean Discovery Day was an amazing success! We hosted 1,300 school children and educators at Chase Ocean Engineering Lab on Friday then, on Saturday, we opened our doors to the public. In spite of the rain, more than 500 intrepid souls checked out the marine scene in Chase and at the Coastal Marine Lab in New Castle, NH.

View an album of event photos here>>


Larry Mayer and Kevin Jerram have just returned from the arctic where they were aboard the ice breaker ODEN, taking part in the SWERUS-C3 multi-disciplinary expedition. 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 have discovered an unmapped seamount in the Pacific Ocean.

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

The 2014 AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp took place during the first week of August at the UNH Marine Research Pier in New Castle, NH.

Watch a video of the the Remus 600 being retrieved by the R/V Meriel B. here>>

View more photos here>>

CCOM/JHC in the News

Oct. 3, 2014

Jim Gardner is quoted in this article about undiscovered seamounts.

The Maritime Executive
Sep. 15, 2014

The Whale Alert app is now available to mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast to use with an iPad or iPhone to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes.

Hydro International
Aug. 25, 2014

On 13 August 2014, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Joint Hydrographic Centre (JHC) scientists aboard the R/V Kilo Moana, discovered a new seamount in the Pacific Ocean using a 12kHz multibeam echosounder. 

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Meme Lobecker and Derek Sowers
Physical Scientists

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 3:00pm
Joseph T. Kelley

School of Earth and Climate Sciences
University of Maine

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 3:00pm
Thomas Weber
Assistant Professor


Friday, Sep. 26, 2014, 3:00pm

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Val Schmidt was on Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean assisting University of Delaware Associate Professor Art Trembanis with AUV operations. There was a bit excitement when an AUV was lost during a deployment. Val tells the story…