The GEBCO students pose in front of the NOAA sign in Boulder, CO.

The Year 11 Nippon Foundation / GEBCO class visited the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) on January 5th and 6th, 2015. This annual visit introduces the students to the World Data Service Center and allows the students to understand some of the projects the NGDC is involved in related to data management and stewardship.

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

Center and NOAA scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis completed a high resolution mapping of the Mendocino Ridge off the California coast as part of a 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.

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Larry Mayer and Kevin Jerram took part in the SWERUS-C3 multi-disciplinary expedition aboard the ice breaker ODEN in the Artic. 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 discovered a previously unmapped seamount in the Pacific Ocean.

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

CCOM/JHC in the News

Marine Technology News
Nov. 12, 2014

Tom Weber, Yuri Rzhanov, and postdoc Angelia Vanderlaan will collaborate with Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at UMass, to design, conduct and analyze the first autonomous aerial vehicle surveys of Atlantic bluefin tuna to provide fishery-independent regional estimates of their numbers.

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.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Katrina Wyllie
Directed Research Project


Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 3:00pm
J. Christopher Taylor

NOAA's Ocean Service
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences 

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 3:00pm

Recent Publications

David C. Mosher; Martin Jakobsson; C. Gebhardt; Larry A. Mayer
Francis F. Freire; R. Gyllencreutz; S. Greenwood; Larry A. Mayer; Martin Jakobsson
C.R. German; A. Boetius; Louis L. Whitcomb; Michael Jakuba; J. Bailey; C. Judge; C. McFarland; S. Suman; S. Elliott; C. Katlein; S. Arndt; Andrew Bowen; Dana Yoerger; J Kinsey; Larry A. Mayer; M. Nicolaus; S. Laney; H. Singh; T.L. Maksym; PS 86 Scienti Team

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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…