Still from the video showing a visualization of sonar highlighting the seafloor.

This video gives a great overview of the XPRIZE team's project and shows an excellent visualization of how the technology they've developed for deep ocean mapping will work.

Team poses in red survival suits below deck.

The ADEON (Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network) team, led by Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, is working to establish an ecosystem observation network along the eastern seaboard. They will be at sea on the R/V Neil Armstrong until the middle of December so follow along!

Larry Mayer in his yellow slicker sits in a launch boat in a Greenland fjord.

Larry Mayer has been observing the Arctic first hand since 2003. Listen as he discusses Arctic mapping and watching the climate change on the NSF Science360 Radio podcast, "The Science Show."
 

Lee Alexander headshot.

Congratulations to Research Associate Professor Emeritus Lee Alexander on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at World ECDIS Day. Lee was recognized for his involvement in the development and implementation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and e-Navigation during the past 25 years.

Headshots of Giuseppe Masetti and Jason Greenlaw in front of the GEBCO ocean bathymetry map.

Jason Greenlaw and Giuseppe Masetti have each been named NOS Team Member of the Year in the Scientific/Technical category by NOAA's National Ocean Service. They were nominated by their colleagues in the Office of Coast Survey for their commitment and the positive impact of their work toward NOAA's mission. Congratulations to Jason and Giuseppe!

CCOM/JHC in the News

Surrey Now-Leader
Dec. 4, 2017

The ADEON expedition has rescued a lost unmanned sailboat off the coast of Florida. The ASV was launched from Canada and was intended to cross the Atlantic to land in Ireland.

Marine Technology News
Nov. 27, 2017

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, one of 19 semi-finalist teams competing in the USD 7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition, has completed Technology Readiness Tests of its unique USV/AUV concept and associated combination of communications hardware and software to process and transmit data remotely.

BBC
Nov. 9, 2017

XPRIZE is unable to hold demonstrations in Puerto Rico due to the effects of Hurricane Maria.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Meme Lobecker and Derek Sowers
Physical Scientists

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 3:10pm
Ricardo Ramos Freire
Ph.D. Candidate in Ocean Engineering

University of New Hampshire

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017, 11:00am
David Shea
Vice President of Engineering

Kraken Sonar, Inc.

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017, 3:00pm

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Sound Speed Manager streamlines the use of sound speed profiles in survey acquisition and data processing. The app provides support for commonly-used formats, model-based profile enhancement, and database management with built-in functionalities for analysis and visualization. Sound Speed Manager is an open-source project jointly developed by CCOM and NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory.