Four possible marine debris targets with color variations indicating depth.

We're looking for people to help identify marine debris in areas affected by Super Storm Sandy. There are too many targets and not enough experts, so we're turning to the public for help. Anyone can participate...no expertise in the field is required.
 

Satellite Derived Bathymetry measurements overlaid on a chart of Plymouth Bay in Massachusetts. The red indicates shallow waters.

CCOM Research Associate Professor Shachak Pe'eri is featured in a NASA's Landsat Science blog post about NOAA and JHC satellite-derived bathymetry activities. Image courtesy of NASA.

Title slide from Briana's presentation on Coast Pilot DAta Structure featuring an autumn-colored tree with "Think Differently" at the base.

Briana Sullivan is working on the Chart of the Future's data-structuring issues, starting with the Coast Pilot. The Coast Pilot has been making great strides to modernize. They have an XML format and are currently geocoding text within the publication...but Briana thinks they can do more! Read about her ideas in her latest presentation to NOAA.

A poster showing 2 maps of the Rye coastline, one with colorful bathymetry map and one with grey scale backscatter.

The Summer Hydro class of 2015 spent seven weeks mapping off the coast of Rye, NH. They planned the survey, mobilized the survey vessels, and acquired and processed the data. 

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Dr. Shachak Pe'eri leans over a students work station to show her something on the monitor.

Together with NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, we hosted a workshop on nautical chart adequacy at NOAA HQ in Silver Spring, MD for hydrographers from 11 different countries.
 

CCOM/JHC in the News

marinelog.com
Jul. 28, 2015

All American Marine, Inc. of Bellingham, WA, is designing and constructing a new aluminum catamaran research vessel for the University of New Hampshire. The 48 ft. x 17 ft. vessel will be built using a customized design by Teknicraft Design, Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand.

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.

Vox
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.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Christopher Parrish
Associate Professor of Geomatics

School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University

Friday, Jul. 24, 2015, 3:00pm
Eric J. Bajor
M.S. Thesis Defense

Mechanical Engineering

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 11:00am

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Huddl is an open, community-led initiative designed to simplify the issues involved in hydrographic data access. Once a format is described using Huddl, drivers for data access and manipulation are automatically created, as well as their format documentation.