President Obama has approved the promotion CCOM alum Shep Smith from captain to rear admiral (lower half), which is a prerequisite for him to become director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. Shep will succeed Rear Adm. Gerd Glang, another graduate of our mapping program.
Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, is receiving a presidential award given to highly accomplished scientists in the early stages of their careers.
CCOM affiliate associate professor Vicki Ferrini is aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's R/V Falkor, exploring life around hydrothermal vent systems 2,400 meters beneath the surface of the South Pacific Ocean.
The Center partnered with the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH to develop an interactive museum exhibit. This multi-station touchscreen game revolves around the detection and identification of marine debris.