Larry Mayer sits with the stern of the R/V Cocheco behind him.

Congratulations to CCOM Director Larry Mayer who was inducted into the Hydrographer Hall of Fame during the opening ceremony of Hydro 2017. The Hall of Fame was created to honor hydrographers who have had distinguished careers, contributed to the advancement of hydrographic science and/or provided exemplary service to The Hydrographic Society of America.

Image of islands with transparent water showing the land underwater.

The GEBCO-NF team is one of 21 semi-finalists to advance to Round 1 of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition! Their proposed two-system AUV-USV will autonomously map the seafloor longer and further in a wide variety of ocean environments leading to safer, more cost-effective, and more efficient seafloor mapping operations.

Still from the video showing an aerial shot of a research vessel at sea.

In June of 2016, the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping brought together more than 150 senior representatives, scientists, and scholars from major ocean-related and international organizations. This video, produced by CCOM affiliate associate professor Vicki Ferrini, highlights the Forum's mission to map the global seafloor by 2030.

Get to know the R/V Gulf Surveyor! Lee Alexander gives a tour of the vessel, talks about what went into its design, build, and journey to NH, and shares how we will use it to further our mission.

Watch the video here>>

Learn more about the RVGS here>>

CCOM/JHC in the News

The Guardian
Feb. 7, 2017

Explorers are mapping the unknown and unseen in our world using new technology.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Feb. 6, 2017

A $3 million gift from an anonymous alumnus will help UNH expand its work in ocean exploration with the construction of a new wing at the Chase Engineering Lab.

Hydro International
Jan. 23, 2017

An overview of the GEBCO-NF team's submission for the USD7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE—to affordably map and monitor the world's oceans by 2030.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

David Murray and Warren Prell

Brown University

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017, 3:00pm
Jesse E. McNinch, Ph.D.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Field Research Facility

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 10:00am
Kevin Jerram, Elizabeth Weidner, Christian Stranne


Friday, Mar. 3, 2017, 3:00pm

Recent Publications

Giuseppe Masetti; Brian R. Calder; J E. Hughes Clarke
B Gallagher; Giuseppe Masetti; Chen Zhang; Brian R. Calder; Matthew J. Wilson
Matthew J. Wilson; Giuseppe Masetti; Brian R. Calder

Spotlight on...

BAG Explorer is a light application to explore the tree-like structure of a BAG file, to visualize and validate its XML metadata content, to inspect the tracking list, to plot the elevation and the uncertainty layers, and much more. The application is based on HDF Compass and the HydrOffice BAG tools.