The NF-GEBCO XPrize team is a favorite to win! The competition's final challenge will be held by the end of the year in a yet to be disclosed location, but the team is confident they can handle anything that comes their way.

Young girl looks into a tank containing chain catsharks.

Get ready to handle sea stars and lobsters, learn about horseshoe crabs, manipulate sand to create a real-time topographic map, and so much more. Join us on Sept. 29 for Ocean Discovery Day and dive into marine science!


New students pose under the trees outside.

This year, we welcome our largest incoming class ever—21 students! And our GEBCO program is in its fifteen year! Welcome aboard!

The BEN ASV suspended over the deck of the NOAA Ship Fairweather.

The BEN ASV went where no robotic boat has gone before—far above the Arctic Circle. During the expedition, BEN became the first ASV to deploy from a NOAA vessel in Alaskan waters.

Semme Dijkstra being interviewed while on the deck of the Gulf surveyor.

Chronicle correspondent Anthony Everett spent a day aboard the R/V Gulf Surveyor with the Summer Hydro students and learned about the initiative to map the entire ocean by 2030

CCOM/JHC in the News

NOAA Coast Survey Biweekly Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2018

Ocean Discovery Day is featured in this week's Coast Survey newsletter.  

Oct. 9, 2018

The final of the ocean XPRIZE, which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours, will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece. 

Marine Technology News
Sep. 25, 2018

Marine Technology Reporter catches up with Dr. Rochelle Wigley, director of CCOM's GEBCO-NF Training Program, as the conclusion to the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE fast approaches.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Martin Wosnik
Associate Professor

Dept. Mechanical Engineering
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE)

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, 3:10pm
David Bradley
Affiliate Research Professor

University of New Hampshire

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 3:10pm
Sean Kelley
Sentry Operations Manager

AUV Sentry

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 3:10pm

Recent Publications

K. Lomac-MacNair; Martin Jakobsson; A C. Mix; Francis F. Freire; Kelly Hogan; Larry A. Mayer; Mari Ann Smultea

Spotlight on...

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.