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!

This high definition laser scan of the R/V Gulf Surveyor shows incredible detail.

Watch the video.


Meme on the aft deck of the Okeanos Explorer holding sign that says, "Ask Us Anything."

The Okeanos Explorer mapping team (Meme Lobecker, Mashkoor Malik, Lindsay McKenna, and Derek Sowers) participated in Reddit's Science AMA Series and answered a flurry of questions. Well done!

Reddit Science AMA Series

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.

Read Andy's interview in UNH Today

CCOM/JHC in the News

Jun. 18, 2016

The deep ocean remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans. Members of GEBCO met in Monaco last week to discuss this at the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping.

Jun. 17, 2016

Larry Mayer calls for ocean mapping commitment equal to Mars mission.

BBC Science in Action
Jun. 16, 2016

Oceanographers are meeting in Monaco this week to discuss how to measure the landscape under the world’s oceans.

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

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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.