Image showing satellite image of the New England coastline with color gradients showing ocean depth.

Data manager Paul Johnson has introduced a new GIS browser interface designed to allow users to interact with high resolution multibeam bathymetry and lower resolution regional bathymetry in the Western Gulf of Maine.

Capt. Emily at the wheel inside the cabin of the Gulf Surveyor; First Mate Paul sits nearby.

A local reporter spent a day with the Summer Hydro class aboard the Gulf Surveyor and wrote a great piece.

Calendar showing vessel names and dates with colored bars indicating length of cruises.

The CCOM 2016 field season is in full-swing! In addition to all of the work taking place in the lab, at the coast, and in Great Bay, we are participating in 15 research cruises this summer. Check out our summer cruise schedule to see where in the world we'll be!

This high definition laser scan of the R/V Gulf Surveyor shows incredible detail.

Watch the video.


Meme on the aft deck of the Okeanos Explorer holding sign that says, "Ask Us Anything."

The Okeanos Explorer mapping team (Meme Lobecker, Mashkoor Malik, Lindsay McKenna, and Derek Sowers) participated in Reddit's Science AMA Series and answered a flurry of questions. Well done!

Reddit Science AMA Series

CCOM/JHC in the News

NOAA's Coast Survey Blog
Jul. 19, 2016

Cartographers and hydrographers from twelve countries gathered in Maryland last week to participate in a three-day NOAA workshop on evaluating the adequacy nautical charts.

Hydro International
Jul. 7, 2016

As part of their industrial partner agreement, EIVA of Denmark will implement tools developed by CCOM to advance ocean mapping and hydrography into their NaviSuite software.

Jun. 18, 2016

The deep ocean remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans. Members of GEBCO met in Monaco last week to discuss this at the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Tor Inge Birkenes Lønmo
Visiting Scholar

Kongsberg Maritime

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016, 3:00pm
Jonathan Beaudoin, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist

QPS Canada

Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016, 3:00pm

Spotlight on...

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.