Still from the video showing a headshot of Jim with a bookcase behind him.

Research professor and renowned ocean mapper Jim Gardner talks about the journey that brought him to CCOM and reveals what he thinks the future holds for ocean mapping.

Liz watches the monitors in the science lab aboard the St. Laurent.

Master's student Liz Weidner recently took part in the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance's 5th Trans-Atlantic seabed mapping survey aboard the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. 

Learn more and read the daily blog posts that chronicled the mission here>>

John Kelley and Jason Greenlaw pose before nowCoast showing on large monitors.

John Kelley is the recipient of the 2016 Administrator’s and Technology Transfer Awards for the development and implementation of nowCOAST into an operational environment, supporting the DOC's goals for building a Weather-Ready Nation. John is quick to share the honor with colleague Jason Greenlaw.

The bow of the Gulf Surveyor with red, white, and blue bunting on the railings.

Last week we officially welcomed the R/V Gulf Surveyor in a small ceremony at the UNH Marine Pier in New Castle, NH. 

Read the UNH Today article >>

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screenshot from the video showing HydrOffice website's QCTools landing page.

Watch this 5 Minute Module, created by NOAA officer Eric Younkin, to learn how QCTools can help relieve the tedium of hydrographic data review! QCTools is co-developed by CCOM and NOAA, and is part of the HydrOffice framework.

Watch the video >>

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CCOM/JHC in the News

National Fisherman
Aug. 18, 2016

This article was inspired by a talk that Larry Mayer gave on ocean mapping to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine last week.

Aug. 12, 2016

Jackie Richter-Menge will join another recent appointee, Larry Mayer, as a member of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
Aug. 8, 2016

In June this year, 150 scientists, scholars and business associates from around the world, including CCOM director Larry Mayer, attended the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping in Monaco, endorsing a project dubbed “Seafloor 2030.”

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.