screenshot from the video showing HydrOffice website's QCTools landing page.

Watch this 5 Minute Module, created by NOAA officer Eric Younkin, to learn how QCTools can help relieve the tedium of hydrographic data review! QCTools is co-developed by CCOM and NOAA, and is part of the HydrOffice framework.

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A poster showing maps with bathymetry and backscatter in an area off Salisbury, NH

The Summer Hydro Class of 2016 spent weeks mapping off the coast of Salisbury, MA. They planned the survey, mobilized our new survey vessel, the Gulf Surveyor, and acquired and processed the data.

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Image showing satellite image of the New England coastline with color gradients showing ocean depth.

Data manager Paul Johnson has introduced a new GIS browser interface designed to allow users to interact with high resolution multibeam bathymetry and lower resolution regional bathymetry in the Western Gulf of Maine.

Capt. Emily at the wheel inside the cabin of the Gulf Surveyor; First Mate Paul sits nearby.

A local reporter spent a day with the Summer Hydro class aboard the Gulf Surveyor and wrote a great piece.

Calendar showing vessel names and dates with colored bars indicating length of cruises.

The CCOM 2016 field season is in full-swing! In addition to all of the work taking place in the lab, at the coast, and in Great Bay, we are participating in 15 research cruises this summer. Check out our summer cruise schedule to see where in the world we'll be!

CCOM/JHC in the News

Atlas Obscura
Jul. 22, 2016

Director Larry Mayer and Affiliate Assoc. Professor Vicki Ferrini help Atlas Obscura imagine what it would be like to walk across the seafloor of a dried up Atlantic Ocean.

NOAA's Coast Survey Blog
Jul. 19, 2016

Cartographers and hydrographers from twelve countries gathered in Maryland last week to participate in a three-day NOAA workshop on evaluating the adequacy of nautical charts.

Hydro International
Jul. 7, 2016

As part of their industrial partner agreement, EIVA of Denmark will implement tools developed by CCOM to advance ocean mapping and hydrography into their NaviSuite software.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Tor Inge Birkenes Lønmo
Visiting Scholar

Kongsberg Maritime

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016, 3:00pm
Jonathan Beaudoin, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist

QPS Canada

Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016, 3:00pm

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.