Girls pose with fish and octopus puppets.

Our Ocean Discovery Day event gets bigger and better every year! Nearly 3,000 visitors came to UNH this year to visit our facilities and check out the remarkable work that is being done on the coast and in our oceans. 

Brian Calder speaking at a podium.

Congratulations to CCOM associate director Brian Calder who was named UNHInnovation’s Innovator of the Year. Brian was recognized for research that’s led to the development of several software innovations—including CUBE and CHRT—that process hydrographic data to make nautical charts more objective and faster.

Juliet Kinney wearing life vest aboard the Nancy Foster.

Hydrographic analyst Juliet Kinney was aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster as part of an expedition to the NY Bight region to collect multibeam bathymetry and backscatter for habitat mapping in an area that BOEM has authorized for lease for wind energy projects.

Larry Mayer stands on stage delivering lecture.

CCOM director Larry Mayer was recently in Stockholm to give the Open Academy Lecture, "Ocean Mapping: Exploring the Secrets of the Deep," to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Kristen Mello, swimming in her dive gear, holds up a plastic bag with a sample of the red scrubby seaweed.

The Gulf of Maine is the latest in a growing list of global hotspots losing their kelp. Jenn Dijkstra and her team are studying the effects of this change to the ecosystem.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Concord Monitor
Aug. 23, 2017

Jenn Dijkstra and her team investigate the changes in the ecosystem of the Gulf of Maine, the latest in a growing list of global hotspots losing their kelp,

The New England Council
Aug. 25, 2017

NEC member UNH—in partnership with the NOAA—is expanding its Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and Joint Hydrographic Center by adding nine additional labs, offices, and an amphitheater. 

NH1 News
Aug. 14, 2017

Directory Larry Mayer gives an overview of the Center's work in this video.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Nick Cohn
Ph.D. Candidate

Geology and Geophysics
Oregon State University

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 3:00pm
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.