Image of islands with transparent water showing the land underwater.

The GEBCO-NF team is one of 21 semi-finalists to advance to Round 1 of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition! Their proposed two-system AUV-USV will autonomously map the seafloor for longer time periods and over transocean ranges in a wide variety of ocean environments leading to safer, more cost-effective, and more efficient seafloor mapping operations.

Still from the video showing an aerial shot of a research vessel at sea.

In June of 2016, the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping brought together more than 150 senior representatives, scientists, and scholars from major ocean-related and international organizations. This video, produced by CCOM affiliate associate professor Vicki Ferrini, highlights the Forum's mission to map the global seafloor by 2030.

Headshots of Tom Weber and Jen Miksis-Olds

Tom Weber and Jennifer Miksis-Olds are back-to-back recipients of the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography awarded by the Acoustical Society of America. 

Screen capture from Video showing Jen Miksis-Olds.

Prof. Jennifer Miksis-Olds is featured in a video from the Acoustics Society of America that highlights the many areas of research for acousticians.

Headshot of Meme Lobeckers with GEBCO map of world oceans behind her.

Meme Lobecker is recognized for her contributions to NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

CCOM/JHC in the News

The Guardian
Feb. 7, 2017

Explorers are mapping the unknown and unseen in our world using new technology.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Feb. 6, 2017

A $3 million gift from an anonymous alumnus will help UNH expand its work in ocean exploration with the construction of a new wing at the Chase Engineering Lab.

Hydro International
Jan. 23, 2017

An overview of the GEBCO-NF team's submission for the USD7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE—to affordably map and monitor the world's oceans by 2030.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Nicole Raineault, Ph.D.
VP of Exploration and Science Operations

Ocean Exploration Trust

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 3:00pm
Yuri Rzhanov and Igor Kozlov


Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 3:00pm
Mike Jakuba, Ph.D.
Research Engineer


Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 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.