Close up of a multi-colored fish face.

NOAA Physical Scientist Derek Sowers has returned from a cruise off Hawaii, and his colleague Lindsay McKenna has headed out for the next leg of the expedition. This investigation into the unexplored waters off the Hawaiian Archipelago has captured the media's attention.

Huffington Post


Group photo of 16 new students standing on the grass under green leafy trees.

Fifteen new students have begun their coursework at the Center, including six scholars from the Nippon Foundation/ GEBCO program.

See more photos from orientation >

An iceberg floats on calm water against a cloudy sky.

Tapping all available bandwidth in the Arctic, Research Scientist Kevin Jerram sent a few thoughts and images to Beth Potier of UNH Communications who put together a terrific interview and photo gallery.

Read the interview >

View the photo gallery >

Visit the Petermann 2015 website >

Satellite image of Bechevin Bay.

CCOM Research Associate Professor Shachak Pe'eri is featured in a NASA's Landsat Science blog post about NOAA and JHC satellite-derived bathymetry activities. Image courtesy of NASA.

Dr. Shachak Pe'eri leans over a students work station to show her something on the monitor.

Together with NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, we hosted a workshop on nautical chart adequacy at NOAA HQ in Silver Spring, MD for hydrographers from 11 different countries.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Foster's Daily Democrat
Aug. 24, 2015

The UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping has received a $6.2 million grant from NOAA to continue the work of the Joint Hydrographic Center, a NOAA partnership and national ocean-mapping research center.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Office Press Release
Aug. 24, 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that NOAA has awarded the UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center a $6,220,000 grant to continue the center's work.

NASA's Earth Observatory
Aug. 15, 2015

NASA's Earth Observatory website ran an image of Bechevin Bay with an excerpt from the “Avoiding Rock Bottom” article (featuring Shachak Pe'eri's work) as an Image of the Day.

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