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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Jul. 29, 2009
From August 7 to September 16, Canada and the United States are teaming up a second time to conduct a joint survey of the extended continental shelf in the western Arctic Ocean. The 40-day survey will continue the data-collection collaboration that began during last summer's joint mission. This year's survey will focus on the region north of Alaska onto Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge and eastward toward the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Associated Press
Jul. 29, 2009
A joint U.S.-Canada expedition sailing next month to the icy waters off the northern coastline both countries share will help map the farthest reaches of the North American continent, but it won't deal with a long-running dispute over a resource-rich part of the Beaufort Sea. "The primary thing this mission is designed to answer is 'Where is the edge of the continental shelf?' " said Maggie Hayes, director of the U.S. Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs.
Science
Jun. 19, 2009
More and More. Sonar mapping of the Arctic seafloor (colored lines) has pushed outward by almost 200 km the "foot of slope" that is a benchmark for the outer edge of potential U.S. mineral rights. CREDIT: IMAGE CREATED BY LARRY MAYER; DATA COLLECTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CENTER FOR COASTAL AND OCEAN MAPPING/JOINT HYDROGRAPHIC CENTER; BASE MAP IS IBCAO COMPILATION (JAKOBSSON ET AL., 2008)
National Geographic
Apr. 15, 2009
As rising temperatures melt the polar ice cap, five countries race to map their claims to a new energy frontier. The stakes are huge. Nearly a quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas may lie beneath the seabed of this vast wilderness.
Proceedings Magazine
Feb. 9, 2009
Changes in the Arctic environment—no matter the cause—are a great national security concern... Working in conjunction with NOAA's Office of the Coast Survey and the University of New Hampshire's Joint Hydrographic Center, the breaker's multi-beam sonar and sub-bottom profiler were used to better define the extent of the U.S. continental shelf.
CBC
Jan. 29, 2009
Scientists from the U.S., Canada and Russia race to map the Arctic Ocean under the looming deadline of a U.N. treaty.
The New York Times
Jan. 26, 2009
The Canadian broadcasting team has produced an one-hour documentary following the greatly intensified push by Russia, the United States, Denmark, Canada and others to map and exert hegemony over Arctic waters. They provided us with a short distillation that includes nice interviews with Larry Mayer of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, who I’ve been interviewing periodically as he leads surveys of Arctic sea-bed formations that could extend United States economic control in the region.
NOAA
Dec. 29, 2008
"We found evidence that the foot of the slope was much farther out than we thought," said Larry Mayer, expedition chief scientist and co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center at UNH. "That was the big discovery."
WBZ 38 (CBS)
Oct. 29, 2008
After clicking on the link, scroll down the page to the blog 'Arctic Riches' to read about Larry Mayer and other CCOM scientists who have just returned from their latest mission to map the Arctic sea floor.
Government Computer News
Oct. 14, 2008
Okeanos Explorer uses a satellite link to provide scientists with ocean-going dataThe Okeanos will gather information that will be sent ashore to the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/ Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire among other control centers.
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Oct. 13, 2008
“This is a wonderful example of being able to do things that are good for the nation at the same time that science is being advanced,” Mayer said.
OCS News
Oct. 7, 2008
Colin Ware of the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping designed and generated the visualization of global ocean flow patterns that appears on the “Science on a Sphere” display.
AAPG Explorer
Oct. 6, 2008
Larry Mayer is quoted about his work on mapping the Chukchi Cap which has yielded surprising results regarding the Convention of the Law of the Sea Article 76 for natural prolongation and extension of the continental shelf. (The article starts on page 22).
New York Times
Sep. 29, 2008
Colin Ware's work with the Smithsonian, of the oceans depicted as a global system, pictured in the New York Times.
Panbo
Sep. 8, 2008
GeoCoastPilot is a joint venture of NOAA and the Data Visualization Research Lab at the—stand by for a mouth full—University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/ Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). The researchers are looking for feedback on, um, how well they let you visualize the data.
redOrbit
Sep. 6, 2008
...The groups involved in the FISHPAC project included NMFS, OCS, NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), as well as several private contractors and suppliers of undersea technology.
New Hampshire Magazine
Sep. 3, 2008
UNH AT SEA UNH has made plenty of enduring contributions to marine research; just last February, the university’s Center for Coastal and Oceanic Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center revealed .... read more
PBS - News Hour
Aug. 20, 2008
The researchers are aboard a U.S. Coast Guard ice cutter for the fourth U.S. expedition "designed to map the uncharted parts of the Arctic sea for establishing an extended continental shelf," said Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire and head of the research team.
Reuters
Aug. 12, 2008
Larry Mayer, a university scientist, said melting sea ice, presumably from global warming, helped last year's mission. "It was bad for the Arctic, but very very good for mapping."
U.S. Department of State
Aug. 12, 2008
The first cruise is led by the University of New Hampshire’s Joint Hydrographic Center, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NY Arts
Aug. 11, 2008
I am currently working on a new large-scale project based on the Arctic Ocean as a frontier made accessible by melting ice. For this project I will be working with the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, a group that is mapping the sea floor of the Arctic Ocean, one of the least known and sparsely charted realms on the planet.
Maritime Global Net
Jun. 20, 2008
Maine Maritime Academy welcomed a team of oceanographic researchers to campus this week as part of an educational cooperative with the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, N.H. The research team consists of faculty and students from the University’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), and members of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC) based at the University. The CCOM-JHC conducts a variety of seafloor mapping research projects in partnership with NOAA. This year, the group is conducting a bathymetric survey of the Bagaduce River and Castine Harbor. The study is scheduled to take place through Saturday, June 21.
Bangor Daily News
Jun. 19, 2008
A team of oceanographic researchers is conducting a study on the Bagaduce River this week that, among other things, will provide baseline information for Maine Maritime Academy and its partners in developing a tidal energy research center in the river. The research team consists of faculty and students from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and members of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Hydrographic Center. They are spending the week at Maine Maritime Academy while they conduct the study.
Parade
Jun. 1, 2008
This summer, American scientists will be charting the sea floor north of Alaska on a Coast Guard icebreaker. Chief scientist Larry Mayer says that he’ll always remember two sights from last year’s voyage, when the ice had shrunk so much that the ship was able to research at least 100 miles farther north than was previously possible. He was excited by the first sight: the sea bottom captured on his computer screen. The floor was pocked with 300-foot-wide holes, an occurrence that usually indicates escaping natural gas. The second sight occurred when Mayer was standing on deck. He spotted a lone polar bear drifting on a 30-foot-wide piece of ice. In the old days, the animal could have walked on solid ice back to land, but now it was bent and doomed. To Mayer, the two sights highlighted opportunity and tragedy in the least-mapped area of the world.
The Washington Times
May. 13, 2008
Larry Mayer, the expedition's chief scientist and co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center at UNH, is considered one of the top Arctic authorities in the world. "The kind of full-coverage, high-resolution mapping we do provides critical insight for meeting the criteria of the Law of the Sea Convention, as well as the geologic history of the region".

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