Grad student Liam Pillsbury recently participated in a GISR cruise aboard the E/V Nautilus.

The 2014 Hydrographic Field Class has completed an excellent survey off the coast of New Hampshire in the vicinity of Rye Harbor (176.54 NM, 2.1NM2). Click through to see the poster they created with their results.

Shachak Pe’eri, Jenn Dijkstra, and Brian Madore are collaborating with ecologists from the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute on two projects designed to accurately and efficiently map nearshore environments using two marine environments, the Levant Mediterranean along the northern shore of Israel and the Red Sea near Eilat, southern Israel, as test sites.

Jenn Dijkstra helps pull a rope of mussels up onto the pier.

Habitat Research Specialist Jenn Dijkstra appeared on Portland station WCSH to talk about the invasive species Tunicates, also known as Sea Squirts.

The 2014 field season is upon us. In addition to all of the work taking place here in the lab, at the coast, and in Great Bay, we are participating in 12 research cruises. Check out our summer cruise schedule to see where in the world we'll be!


OE Digital
Jul. 23, 2014

The Center is a co-sponsor of the AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp which will take place 3-8 August 2014 at the UNH's Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The workshop will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection, processing, and display.

Jun. 19, 2014

URI graduate assistant Sarah Fuller has written an article for Oceanbites about CCOM's efforts to quantify methane bubbles in the water column.

WCSH6 Portland
Jun. 18, 2014

Habitat Research Specialist Jenn Dijkstra talks about a particularly troubling interloper with the scientific name Tunicates and the seemingly harmless nickname Sea Squirts.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Zhuo Xu (Loker) and Rasha El-Jaroudi
SURF Interns


Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00am
John Heaton
Master's Thesis Defense


Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00am

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Val Schmidt was on Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean assisting University of Delaware Associate Professor Art Trembanis with AUV operations. There was a bit excitement when an AUV was lost during a deployment. Val tells the story…