Calendar showing vessel names and dates with colored bars indicating length of cruises. The background image is an aerial shot of open water.

The CCOM 2018 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 18 research cruises between May and November. Check out our field season calendar to see where in the world we'll be!

Background photo courtesy of Matt Pickett, Oceans Unmanned.

Underwater photo showing cunner fish visible while looking for refuge among kelp and seaweed.

CCOM research assistant professor Jenn Dijkstra and her team have found that changes in the seascape may impact the behavior of fish—leaving them with fewer options for refuge and making them more vulnerable to predators. 

Photo credit: Kristen Mello

Student groups used STEM skills to build mini-ROVs and, on April 13, had the opportunity to put them through their paces at the annual Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge in UNH's Swasey Pool.

Photo of the ASV Maxlimer on still water.

The GEBCO-NF XPRIZE team has qualified for the final round of the $7m XPRIZE competition to find innovative ocean mapping technologies.

Photo courtesy of the BBC.

Cropped cover of the supplement with title and image of a jellyfish

The annual ocean exploration supplement to Oceanography is out! This beautiful publication highlights the 2017 field season of the E/V Nautilus, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and the R/V Falkor. Our collaboration with these vessels is integral to our work at CCOM and many of our researchers contributed to these stories of discovery.

CCOM/JHC in the News

Boston Globe
May. 25, 2018

As invasive species of seaweed take over some areas of the ocean off Maine, certain fish could be at risk of losing protection from predators, according to CCOM research assistant professor Jenn Dijkstra and her team.

UNH Today
May. 22, 2018

Recently published research by Jenn Dijkstra, Brandon O’Brien, Kristen Mello, and Amber Litterer shows that invasive species of seaweed in the Gulf of Maine affect the behavior of fish and will most assuredly affect the food chain.

Coast Monkey
Apr. 23, 2018

John Hughes Clarke joins an INFORMAR cruise aboard the Celtic Explorer.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

LCDR Jose M. Cordero
M.S. Defense in Ocean Engineering/Ocean Mapping


Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:00am
Tiziana W. Munene
Directed Research Project

Earth Sciences/Ocean Mapping

Thursday, May. 3, 2018, 3:00pm

Recent Publications

Giuseppe Masetti; Larry A. Mayer; Larry G. Ward
Larry A. Mayer; Martin Jakobsson; Graham Allen; B. Dorschel; Robin Falconer; Vicki L. Ferrini; Geoffroy Lamarche; Helen Snaith; Pauline Weatherall

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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.