President Obama has appointed Dr. Larry Mayer to a four-year term on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress.

Colored bathymetric map showing the Armstrong Basin.

A seafloor feature in the Gulf of Mexico is newly named the Armstrong Basin in honor of JHC co-director Andy Armstrong. The basin is 10 by 30 kilometers in area and ranges from 325 to 450 meters in depth.

Read the NOAA Office of Coast Survey blog post here>>

Read Andy's interview with UNH Today here>>

Jon Hunt operates the Zego personal surveying vessel.

Our newest research vessel is a Zego boat that was designed and built in New Zealand, then shipped to Higgs Hydrographic TEK in Florida where it was retrofitted with survey instrumentation. It will be used for shallow-water, near-shore mapping. Any name suggestions? Besides Boaty McBoatface?

Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds was honored at the White House where she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

John Hughes Clarke standing at the edge of a lake in a dry climate.

Professor John Hughes Clarke has been named the annual Wiesenburg lecturer in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Office of Naval Research
May. 12, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds is among the six researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) who were honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers last week.

URI Graduate School of Oceanography
May. 5, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, is receiving a presidential award given to highly accomplished scientists in the early stages of their careers.

The Guam Daily Post
Apr. 20, 2016

The Okeanos Explorer embarks on a 69-day expedition to explore the deepwater environments in and around the Northern Mariana Islands and the Mariana Trench National Monument.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

LT Damian Manda, NOAA
Master of Science Defense

Ocean Engineering

Thursday, May. 12, 2016, 9:00am
Dr. Gail Kineke
Associate Professor

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College 

Friday, Apr. 29, 2016, 3:00pm

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