Photo of Annie Hartwell from the side as she looks at a monitor displaying visual ocean data.

Why are detailed maps of the seafloor important? CCOM Ph.D. student Anne Hartwell is one of the ocean explorers who were asked this question by E/V Nautilus Communication Fellows. Click through to see her answers.

(Photo from Ocean Exploration Trust)


Title slide with background of NE coastal waters with smaller photos showing: UNH's Thompson Hall, a surfer, the outside of Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, and shore birds.

Last month, we hosted a contingent of NOAA personnel, government representatives, and many of our Industrial Partners for our annual UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center Annual Review. These are select talks from Tuesday, August 16th. Please note that Q&A sessions and discussions are not included. 

Underwater photo showing red seaweed covering the seafloor with a few leaves of kelp. A cunner fish swims above the seafloor.

In this interview with WCVB, CCOM Research Associate Professor Jenn Djikstra explains how an invasive red seaweed is killing off the kelp forests in New England's coastal waters.

Chiaki Okada sitting at the survey station aboard the Thomas Jefferson launch. Monitors are in front of her and windows behind her show the lake to the horizon.

Chiaki Okada (GEBCO, Year 18), completed her at-sea experience aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson as it surveyed in the Great Lakes. Chiaki was one of three women chosen to serve on NOAA vessels during the 2022 survey season as part of the Empowering Women in Hydrography project. Read about Chiaki's experience in her own words on the NOAA Coast Survey website.

Airlie Pickett on the deck of the E/V Nautilus.

During the recent Luʻuaeaahikiikawawāapalaoa expedition, CCOM master's student and NOAA Corps Lieutenant (junior grade) Airlie Pickett was part of the first collaboration between the Corps and OET's at-sea operations on E/V Nautilus—an experience she says has broadened her perspective as an officer and as a scientist.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Popular Science
Sep. 14, 2022

Shannon Hoy, a NOAA Physical Scientist, lends her expertise as Popular Science checks in on progress towards one of our most ambitious promises—mapping the seafloor.

Boston Chronicle, WCVB
Sep. 13, 2022

CCOM Research Associate Professor Jenn Djikstra explains how an invasive red seaweed is killing off the kelp forests in New England's coastal waters.

6Park News
Aug. 22, 2022

Overview of the DriX's specs and capabilities.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Julie Paprocki
Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of New Hampshire

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022, 3:10pm
CCOM/OE Students
Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, 3:10pm
Miguel Cândido
Master's Defense

Earth Sciences, Ocean Mapping

Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, 1:00pm

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.