USCGC Healy alongside dock in Seward, AK.

USCGC Healy has completed its transit through the Northwest Passage—its first since 2005. CCOM researchers were aboard and took full advantage of this rare opportunity to map the seafloor and conduct research in a remote and difficult to reach place. (Photo courtesy of John Farrell / U.S. Arctic Research Commission)

Calendar showing dates of research cruises with information, e.g., vessel name, location of cruise, name(s) of CCOM participants.

Where have we been? Where are we going? Check out CCOM's 2021 Field Season Calendar to find out.

The Saildrone Surveyor in the water.

The Saildrone Surveyor's successful maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu marks a quantum leap in our ability to map the global ocean. CCOM Director Larry Mayer notes that "with less fuel usage, no crew costs, the ability to map 24 hours a day, and no need to return to port on a regular basis," the goal of mapping the world's oceans by 2030 is so much more achievable!

Poster produced by the 2021 Summer Hydro class showing bathymetry and backscatter from their survey site in the Gulf of Maine along with some photos/

The three teams of the 2021 Summer Hydro Field Course—Tiamar, Strong Returns, and SSG—spent weeks on the R/V Gulf Surveyor, mapping a good-sized swath around Cape Neddick in the Gulf of Maine. Check out the poster for the results of their survey! 

Title card for the Thunder Bay webinar showing photos of the ASV BEN and the speakers as well as a rendering which depicts a multibeam swath mapping a lake bottom.

Nautilus Live recently streamed a live broadcast from Thunder Bay in Lake Huron. ASV team leader Val Schmidt joined specialists from our project partners to talk about the ASV BEN and the work they plan to accomplish this summer. A recording of the broadcast is available in case you missed it.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Sep. 13, 2021

CCOM Director Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the decline of sea ice in the arctic.

UNH Today
Sep. 13, 2021

CCOM sponsored a summer internship aboard NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson for UNH ocean engineering undergrad Natalie Cook.

Coast Survey Biweekly Newsletter
Sep. 15, 2021

AusSeabed (Australia), Coast Survey, and UNH CCOM have officially released QAX, a software package with the potential to improve the quality and reliability of mbes data. 

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Oscar Curet
Associate Professor

Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, 3:10pm
Matthew Johnson-Roberson
Associate Professor of Engineering

University of Michigan

Friday, Sep. 24, 2021, 3:10pm
Qassim Abdullah, Ph.D., CP, PLS
VP & Chief Scientist


Friday, Sep. 17, 2021, 3:10pm

Spotlight on...

An open-source project — jointly steered by AusSeabed, NOAA OCS and UNH CCOM — has recently released the first version of QAX, an innovative tool to facilitate quality assurance of seabed mapping data.