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BBC
Feb. 23, 2012
As a new wave of explorers race to reach the deepest part of the ocean, researchers too are realising the scientific potential that lies at the bottom of the sea.
NHPR
Feb. 14, 2012
Andy Armstrong is interviewed by Virginia Prescott on Word of Mouth about the work he and Jim Gardner have done to map the Mariana Trench.
The New Hampshire
Feb. 13, 2012
The Mariana Trench, located off the coast of Guam, is the deepest known place on earth. At approximately 36,000 feet deep at its deepest point, the trench could easily house Mount Everest, with over a mile of depth to spare. University of New Hampshire scientists have not let these measurements prevent them from exploring the region. On the contrary, researchers have mapped the entirety of the trench - 400,000 square feet, according to a recent press release - and discovered four "bridges." Unprecedented depth measurements were recorded as well.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Feb. 3, 2012
Students from the Barrington Middle School were at UNH this week to test the ROVs they built as part of the Sea Perch Program this week. While on campus, the students toured the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab.
NGS.com
Feb. 2, 2012
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, toured CCOM/JHC on February 1.
Science
Jan. 20, 2012
This meeting brief from the Society for Integrative and Compartive Biology credits Dr. Colin Ware's TrackPlot software as being essential in studying the behavior of blue whales.
Hydro International
Jan. 17, 2012
CCOM provides guidance as L-3 Klein developed an uncertainty model for Shallow Survey 2012.
Science NOW
Jan. 5, 2012
One of the Visualization Lab's Trackplot animations appears in this article about understanding the behavior of whales underwater.
UPI.com
Dec. 29, 2011
Dr. Jim Gardner and Capt. Andy Armstrong's discovery of seafloor bridges in the Mariana Trench is discussed in this article.
NOAA News
Dec. 15, 2011
A recent mission marked the completion of a five-year collaboration between the U.S. and Canada to survey the Arctic Ocean.
BBC
Dec. 7, 2011
A survey of the Mariana Trench, conducted by Dr. Jim Gardner of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, was completed to help determine the exact extent of US waters in the region. Included is a 9-minute audio file of an interview with Dr. Gardner.
Daily Mail
Dec. 7, 2011
Dr. Jim Gardner is quoted in another article about the mapping of the Mariana Trench.
AGU Blogosphere
Dec. 7, 2011
Marine geologist Jim Gardner’s job allows him to command large ships, map underwater bridges, and travel the world’s oceans. And he does it all in the name of the Law — The United Nations Commission on the Law of the Sea, that is.
The Telegraph UK
Dec. 7, 2011
Dr. Jim Gardner discusses how scientists have been able to map the Mariana Trench, the deepest known section of ocean in the world, in greater detail than ever before.
Nature
Dec. 5, 2011
As the ice melts, fresh obstacles confront Arctic researchers. Director Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the potential problems and possibilities of an ice-free arctic.
National-Academies.org
Nov. 10, 2011
This interim report from the Committee on the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico provides options for expanding the current effort to include the analysis of ecosystem services to help address the unprecedented scale of this spill in U.S. waters and the challenges it presents to those charged with undertaking the damage assessment. CCOM director Larry Mayer is the chair of this committee.
Seacoast Online
Oct. 15, 2011
CCOM participated in Saturday's Know the Coast Day, hosted by the University of New Hampshire Marine Program and New Hampshire Sea Grant. Many CCOM folks turned out to give talks, give demonstrations and interact with the community as they visited out facilities in the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab on the Durham campus.
Nature
Oct. 13, 2011
As the ice melts, fresh obstacles confront Arctic researchers. Director Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the potential problems and possibilities of an ice-free arctic.
UNH Media Relations
Sep. 26, 2011
The second annual Know the Coast Day, hosted by the University of New Hampshire Marine Program and New Hampshire Sea Grant, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. At this free event, UNH’s three marine laboratories – Jackson Estuarine Laboratory and the Jere Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory in Durham and the Coastal Marine Research Facility in New Castle – will offer visitors of all ages an opportunity to talk to scientists, tour laboratories and research vessels, and get their hands wet learning about the Seacoast’s marine scene.
Hydro International
Sep. 16, 2011
Multibeam sonar, an echo sounding technology commonly used to map the seafloor, can also be used to map and detect gaseous seeps in the water column, according to scientists testing the technology onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer last week in the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike other types of sonar, multibeam technology is able to survey a wide area of the seafloor and water column.
NOAA News
Sep. 15, 2011
Tom Weber and Glen Rice are featured in this article about Okeanos Explorer's mission to test multibeam sonar’s ability to map gaseous seeps, rather than oil, as oil is more difficult to acoustically detect with the multibeam sonar. Techniques developed during this cruise are intended to help scientists better understand detection of gas seeps which may in turn better inform scientists who are working on techniques to map oil in the water column.
Campus Journal
Sep. 7, 2011
Scientists from UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center are halfway through their six-week mission in the Arctic Ocean aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy.
Toronto Star
Aug. 24, 2011
Two powerful icebreakers — one Canadian, the other American — have just met up in the Beaufort Sea, setting up the latest play in a circumpolar hockey game. More>>
Military.com
Aug. 18, 2011
On Aug. 15, two videographers from National Geographic, a photographer, and a journalist from the University of New Hampshire Alumni Magazine conducted an interview with Center director Dr. Larry Mayer. Dr. Mayer is the chief scientist during the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s Arctic West Summer 2011 Mission and extended continental shelf mapping with the Canadian coast guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.
La Tribune
Jul. 11, 2011
This summer, Val Schmidt is participating with some Canadian colleagues in an effort to map the underside of an iceberg using an AUV. They spent last week conducting pre-deployment tests in a lake in Quebec.

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