Underwater photo showing cunner fish visible while looking for refuge among kelp and seaweed.

CCOM research assistant professor Jenn Dijkstra and her team have found that changes in the seascape may impact the behavior of fish—leaving them with fewer options for refuge and making them more vulnerable to predators. 

Photo credit: Kristen Mello

Students used STEM skills to build mini-ROVs and had the opportunity to put them through their paces at the annual Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge in UNH's Swasey Pool.

Photo of the ASV Maxlimer on still water.

The GEBCO-NF XPRIZE team has qualified for the final round of the $7m XPRIZE competition to find the innovative ocean mapping technologies.

Photo courtesy of the BBC.

Cropped cover of the supplement with title and image of a jellyfish

The annual ocean exploration supplement to Oceanography is out! This beautiful publication highlights the 2017 field season of the E/V Nautilus, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and the R/V Falkor. Our collaboration with these vessels is integral to our work at CCOM and many of our researchers contributed to these stories of discovery.

Kerri Seger in red jacket on the deck of a ship holding a acoustic instrument.

Dr. Kerri Seger has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to conduct a passive acoustic monitoring study near a humpback whale breeding ground in Columbia.

CCOM/JHC in the News

UNH Today
May. 22, 2018

Recently published research by Jenn Dijkstra, Brandon O’Brien, Kristen Mello, and Amber Litterer shows that invasive species of seaweed in the Gulf of Maine affect the behavior of fish and will most assuredly affect the food chain.

Coast Monkey
Apr. 23, 2018

John Hughes Clarke joins an INFORMAR cruise aboard the Celtic Explorer.

UNH Cooperative Extension
Apr. 23, 2018

Students put STEM skills into action at the Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Tiziana W. Munene
Directed Research Project

Earth Sciences/Ocean Mapping

Thursday, May. 3, 2018, 3:00pm

Recent Publications

Giuseppe Masetti; Larry A. Mayer; Larry G. Ward
Larry A. Mayer; Martin Jakobsson; Graham Allen; B. Dorschel; Robin Falconer; Vicki L. Ferrini; Geoffroy Lamarche; Helen Snaith; Pauline Weatherall
Peter J. Etnoyer; Mashkoor A. Malik; Derek Sowers; Caitlin Ruby; Rachel Bassett; Jennifer A. Dijkstra; Nikolai Pawlenko; Susan Gottfried; Kristen Mello; Mark Finkbeiner; Angela Sallis

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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.