Members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni XPRIZE team pose with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to present SEA-KIT, their winning entry in the Shell Ocean XPRIZE Challenge.

Jenn Djikstra in sunglasses talking with coast and ocean in the background.

CCOM Research Assistant Professor Jenn Djikstra was featured in the Boston 25 News special, "Climate Matters." Jenn's segment starts around the 26:30 mark but the whole program is worth viewing. Three other UNH researchers also contributed, including our colleage Jennifer Seavey of the Shoals Marine Laboratory. 

Blue toned underwater photo of rocks and cave with symposium title, dates, website.

This GEBCO Symposium on Bathymetry will feature speakers from various ocean science disciplines and leading industries will focus on the challenges and opportunities in global and regional mapping, as well as emerging technologies for more effective and efficient seafloor mapping and turning data into information. Attendees may share their work by submitting digital posters and have the chance to give lightning talks.

Nine new students in group pose outside in front of green foliage.

From left: Aditi Tripathy (Ph.D. student), Diego Billings (Jamaica), Ana Carolina Lavangnino (Brazil), Ryosuke Nagasawa (Japan), Alex Brown (M.S. student), Tion Uriam (Kiribati), Simitrio Morales (Mexico), Grant Milne (Ph.D. student), and Danai Lampridou (Greece).

CCOM researchers Larry Mayer, Brian Calder, Kevin Jerram, Liz Weidner, and Sam Reed were aboard the I/B Oden where they joined with other researchers to answer specific scientific questions about the role of outlet glaciers in draining the Greenland Ice Sheet into the ocean. By mapping the area around the Ryder Glacier, they aimed to find patterns and causes of historical changes of the glacier—helping us understand how the marine cryosphere is affected by climate change.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Deep Carbon Observatory
Aug. 5, 2019

CCOM researchers adapted sonar equipment to quantify the amount of methane bubbling up from the floor of the East Siberian Arctic Sea. If deployed on research vessels more widely, these instruments could provide data for more accurate estimates of the global flux of methane from the ocean floor to the atmosphere.

Boston 25 News
Sep. 18, 2019

CCOM Assistant Research Professor Jenn Dijkstra discusses how invasive species are altering the seafloor in the Gulf of Maine.

Hellenic Shipping News
Sep. 20, 2019

Members of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday 18 September, to explain the concept that won them the $4m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for seafloor mapping and to talk about their shared vision to map the entire seafloor by 2030.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Amy Underwood
Senior Roboticist

Square Robot

Friday, Sep. 20, 2019, 3:10pm
Julie Simpson
Director, Research Integrity Services

University of New Hampshire

Friday, Sep. 13, 2019, 3:10pm
Yuri Rzhanov
Research Professor

CCOM/JHC

Friday, Sep. 6, 2019, 3:00pm

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The e-learning Python for Ocean Mapping (ePOM) project provides collections of Jupyter notebooks to learn Python with a focus on Ocean Mapping.