Andy Armstrong presented a new nautical cartography certification (CAT-B) program at the 40th meeting of the International Board on Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) in Wellington, New Zealand.

Graphic with black silhouettes of various types of vessels with lines representing multibeam extending down through blue representing water to the a seafloor respresentation at the bottom of the graphic.

CCOM grad student Shannon Hoy is looking for feedback on how recreational boaters can contribute to collecting data to make detailed maps of our coastal waters. If you are a boater, a sailor, a fisherman, a kayaker, or anyone who loves being on the ocean, become a Citizen Scientist and help Shannon out! Take her short survey and we'll be one step closer to mapping your local waters.

Larry Mayer sits with the stern of the R/V Cocheco behind him.

Congratulations to CCOM Director Larry Mayer who was inducted into the Hydrographer Hall of Fame during the opening ceremony of Hydro 2017. The Hall of Fame was created to honor hydrographers who have had distinguished careers, contributed to the advancement of hydrographic science and/or provided exemplary service to The Hydrographic Society of America.

Image of islands with transparent water showing the land underwater.

The GEBCO-NF team is one of 21 semi-finalists to advance to Round 1 of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition! Their proposed two-system AUV-USV will autonomously map the seafloor longer and further in a wide variety of ocean environments leading to safer, more cost-effective, and more efficient seafloor mapping operations.

Get to know the R/V Gulf Surveyor! Lee Alexander gives a tour of the vessel, talks about what went into its design, build, and journey to NH, and shares how we will use it to further our mission.

Watch the video here>>

Learn more about the RVGS here>>

CCOM/JHC in the News

UNH Today
Mar. 22, 2017

Hydrographic society inducts Larry Mayer into the Hydrographer Hall of Fame at the annual Hydro 2017 conference in Galveston, TX.

The Guardian
Feb. 7, 2017

Explorers are mapping the unknown and unseen in our world using new technology.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Feb. 6, 2017

A $3 million gift from an anonymous alumnus will help UNH expand its work in ocean exploration with the construction of a new wing at the Chase Engineering Lab.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

David Shea
Vice President of Engineering

Kraken Sonar, Inc.

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017, 3:00pm
Matt Wilson
Physical Scientist

NOAA Office of Coast Survey

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017, 3:00pm
Nicole Bergersen
Marine Geophysicist

Acoustic Imaging, Pty. Ltd.

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 10:00am

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Sound Speed Manager streamlines the use of sound speed profiles in survey acquisition and data processing. The app provides support for commonly-used formats, model-based profile enhancement, and database management with built-in functionalities for analysis and visualization. Sound Speed Manager is an open-source project jointly developed by CCOM and NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory.