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 for longer time periods and over transocean ranges in a wide variety of ocean environments leading to safer, more cost-effective, and more efficient seafloor mapping operations.
The University of New Hampshire's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) has received a federal government contract worth up to $6.5 million to study ocean ecosystems through underwater acoustic research.
CCOM researchers participated UDel's Robot Boot Camp last week when dozens of researchers worked out best practices for a variety of autonomous vehicles as they mapped Delaware Bay off of Broadkill Beach.
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.”