Cropped portion of the calendar with the title in white script and a blue/green/red/white compass rose. Color-coded horizontal lines show the duration of the cruises with the cruise info in white text. Background is dark blue ocean surface photo.

Where have we been? Where are we going? Check out the new Field Season Calendar to find out! 

Red DriX in ocean waters with pacific islands and white clouds in the background.

Read the 2024 issue of Spark, UNH's research review, to learn how CCOM is developing remote technology for seafloor mapping.

Andy Armstrong (left) and Rear Admiral Ayo Olugbode seated at the conference table with a model sailing ship in the background.

Rear Admiral Ayo Olugbode, Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy, visited CCOM for an opportunity to enhance Nigeria's hydrographic capacity through collaboration and synergy with other hydrographic stakeholders, including research institutions. Rear Admiral Olugbode met with Andy Armstrong and Brian Calder for wide-ranging discussions on several areas including capacity building and research collaborations.

From left: Tony Lyons, Jen Miksis-Olds, and Tom Butkiewicz.

Congrats to the ADEON project team for winning a National Partnership Award at the AGU Annual Meeting! ADEON (the Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network) aims to collect long-term measurements on the underwater activities and soundscape of the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. Accepting the award were (left to right) Tony Lyons, Jennifer Miksis-Olds, and Tom Butkiewicz.

Back of the room shot of elementary students with arms raised during assembly.

Back in November, Outreach Specialist Tara Hicks-Johnson visited nearby Moharimet Elementary School along with members of the CCOM ASV Team for a Moharimet Nautilus Assembly, part of a school-wide "Year of Water" initiative. It looks like everyone had a fantastic time! 

CCOM/JHC in the News

This Day Live
Mar. 9, 2024

Rear Admiral Ayo Olugbode of the Nigerian Navy visited CCOM to discuss opportunities for collaboration and synergy.

Wall Street Journal
Jan. 26, 2024

CCOM director Larry Mayer has weighed in on the tech that Tony Romeo used in his expedition to find Amelia Earhart's lost plane, saying that it's what he would use. 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Jan. 19, 2024

A CCOM project, "Next Generation Seafloor Mapping Tools," has been chosen as one of four projects to be funded by the Ocean Shot Research Grant—a program dedicated to advancing innovative studies for the better understanding and sustainable management of our oceans—from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation's Ocean Policy Research Institute.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Howie Meyers
Directed Research Project

M.S. in Earth Sciences/Ocean Mapping

Friday, May. 17, 2024, 10:10am
Elizabeth Reed-Weidner
Postdoctoral Fellow

Marine Physical Lab
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Friday, May. 3, 2024, 3:10pm
Gabrielle Trudeau
Ph.D. Student

CCOM/JHC

Wednesday, May. 1, 2024, 2:30pm

Spotlight on...

Just released! QC Tools 4 has direct support for NOAA’s new hydrographic survey specifications and enables its automated compliance. QC Tools functions that provide QA/QC to bathymetric grids and feature files now have settings configured to the new NOAA Quality Metrics introduced in the HSSD 2024.