Bathymetric map of the waters around Puerto Rico showing where the Okeanos will conduct operatons.

NOAA Physical Scientist Lindsay McKenna and recent graduate Josh Humberston are aboard the Okeanos Explorer, steaming their way to the warm waters of Puerto Rico. This is the first leg of the Okeanos Explorer's latest mission, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

Read Lindsay's mission overview here>>

The GEBCO students pose in front of the NOAA sign in Boulder, CO.

The Year 11 Nippon Foundation / GEBCO class visited the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) on January 5th and 6th, 2015. This annual visit introduces the students to the World Data Service Center and allows the students to understand some of the projects the NGDC is involved in related to data management and stewardship.

See more photos here>>

Red placard reading, "Atlantis," on a railing on the ship.

Center and NOAA scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis completed a high resolution mapping of the Mendocino Ridge off the California coast as part of a U.S. Extended Continental Shelf effort. 

Larry Mayer and Kevin Jerram took part in the SWERUS-C3 multi-disciplinary expedition aboard the ice breaker ODEN in the Artic. Kevin sent a series of excellent reports to keep us up to date on their progress.

Read Kevin's posts

Visit the SWERUS-C3 website

Center researchers aboard the R/V Kilo Moana discovered a previously unmapped seamount in the Pacific Ocean.

Postdoc researcher Giuseppe Masetti sent images and a description of this exciting discovery.

CCOM/JHC in the News

QPS News
Feb. 12, 2015

QPS recently provided six days of  training to CCOM students and NOAA personnel..

HYPACK Sounding Better! Newsletter
Nov. 30, 2014

Huddl, a recent Center-born technology designed to ease the access to hydrographic data, has been cited for upcoming adoption by one of our industrial partners.

Marine Technology News
Nov. 12, 2014

Tom Weber, Yuri Rzhanov, and postdoc Angelia Vanderlaan will collaborate with Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at UMass, to design, conduct and analyze the first autonomous aerial vehicle surveys of Atlantic bluefin tuna to provide fishery-independent regional estimates of their numbers.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Clara Smart
Ph.D. Student

University of Rhode Island

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 3:00pm
Anthony P. Lyons
Senior Scientist and Professor of Acoustics

Applied Research Laboratory
Penn State

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 4:00pm
Kathryn Ford

Fisheries Habitat Program
Massachusetts Division of
Marine Fisheries

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 3:00pm

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Huddl is an open, community-led initiative designed to simplify the issues involved in hydrographic data access. Once a format is described using Huddl, drivers for data access and manipulation are automatically created, as well as their format documentation.