Image from the front page of the essay with the title on a background of ocean floor bathymetry.

This essay by Andy Armstrong, Larry Mayer, and Jim Gardner is featured in the fall issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology. It even made the cover!

Although the online issue is currently limited to subscribers, you can read the essay here>>

Visit the Journal of Ocean Technology here>>

Master's student and NOAA Corps officer Damian Manda is working to develop an autonomy system that is flexible in operation on different vessels to conduct efficient hydrographic surveys using single or multibeam sonar.  

Read more here >>

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Side of iceberg reflected in the water; bow of survey vessel in foreground with grinning researcher.

The Petermann 2015 Expedition created this video of surveys conducted with the R/V Skidbladner off the Icebreaker Oden.

View the video >>
Close up of a multi-colored fish face.

NOAA Physical Scientist Derek Sowers has returned from a cruise off Hawaii, and his colleague Lindsay McKenna has headed out for the next leg of the expedition. This investigation into the unexplored waters off the Hawaiian Archipelago has captured the media's attention.

Huffington Post


An iceberg floats on calm water against a cloudy sky.

Tapping all available bandwidth in the Arctic, Research Scientist Kevin Jerram sent a few thoughts and images to Beth Potier of UNH Communications who put together a terrific interview and photo gallery.

Read the interview >

View the photo gallery >

Visit the Petermann 2015 website >

CCOM/JHC in the News

NOAA's Coast Survey Blog
Nov. 5, 2015

In a change of command ceremony on November 5 in New Castle, NH, CCOM alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Briana Welton accepted command of NOAA Ship Ferdinand Hassler, replacing Cmdr. Marc Moser.

The New Hampshire
Oct. 29, 2015

UNH's student newspaper, The New Hampshire, featured an article about Ocean Discovery Day.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Oct. 17, 2015

The UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, N.H. Sea Grant, UNH Marine Docents, and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping hosted Ocean Discovery Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory. 

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Ian Vaughn
Ph.D. Candidate in Ocean Engineering

University of Rhode Island

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, 3:00pm
Liam Pillsbury
M.S. Thesis Defense


Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 3:00pm
Nicole Raineault, Ph.D.
Director of Science Operations

Ocean Exploration Trust

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 3:00pm

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