Aquarium of the Pacific of Long Beach hosted the inaugural forum of Ocean Explorers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the development of a U.S. National Exploration Program.
More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored. CCOM director Larry Mayer says we, "know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the bottom of the ocean."
Organized by Kongsberg Maritime, FEMME is the Forum for Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences, a biennial conference for multibeam users. Larry Mayer gave the opening address and Jonathan Beaudoin spoke about Multibeam Echosounder System Optimization for Water Column Mapping of Undersea Gas Seeps.
CCOM researchers Larry Mayer and Tom Weber are co-authors on a PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) article that describes the various approaches that aimed to determine the integrity of safely shutting the Macondo Well. Here they share lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
About 500 K-12 students flocked to UNH's Jere Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday to participate in educational activities designed to spark their interest in the ocean and in-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
NOAA Corps Lt. Briana Welton, a CCOM grad student, and is aboard the R/V Atlantis this summer as part of a U.S.-Canada mapping cruise in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Briana provided the images and text for this post on the Office of Coast Survey blog.
Jonathan Beaudoin, CCOM research assistant professor, was aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s flagship, R/V Falkor, off the coast of Greenland last month when the sonar systems he was evaluating and calibrating turned up a mast of the S.S. Terra Nova.
A team led by the Schmidt Ocean Institute and including CCOM Researcher Jonathan Beaudoin discovered the wreck of the S.S. Terra Nova on July 11 while testing the new ship R/V Falkor's echo sounders-devices that help map the seafloor using acoustic waves.