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National Geographic
Jun. 5, 2015
Derek Sowers represented the U.S. on a team of researchers who crossed the Atlantic on a reconnaissance mission for the 2016 Seabed Survey Pilot Project, which will create the most detailed map of the bottom of that great, cold ocean.
Jun. 3, 2015
On June 1, a multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean mapping experts set sail from St. John's, Newfoundland on the first trans-Atlantic mapping survey under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Alliance was formed in May 2013 following the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, whose goals are to join resources of its three signatories to better understand the North Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources.
Jun. 1, 2015
Derek Sowers was aboard the R/V Celtic Explorer for this US, European Union and Canada collaborative seabed mapping cruise from Newfoundland to Ireland.
Apr. 22, 2015
The existence of thousands of seamounts is the number one thing on this list. Jim Gardner is quoted in this article that features the 2014 discovery of a seamount near the Johnson Atoll.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Mar. 17, 2015
Strafford Hill Library SeaPerch Teams traveled to the UNH Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Building March 16 to test out their ROV submarines and try some obstacles in preparation for the statewide competition April 11. 
NOAA's Coast Survey Blog
Mar. 6, 2015
The NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers has conferred the Science Award to recent graduate Lieutenant Commander Briana Welton for her thesis work, “A Field Method for Backscatter Calibration Applied to NOAA’s Reson 7125 Multibeam Echo-Sounder.”