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! 

Larry Mayer was interviewed for the Revealing Hidden Depths - Seabed 2030 podcast during the 5th Arctic-Antarctic & North Pacific Mapping Meeting that took place in Bremen, Germany, 27-29 November 2023.

UNH mascot Gnarlz( in wildcat costume head and UNH hockey jersey) poses with ODD sign in front of a monitor showing a bathymetric projection of a sandbox.

Ocean Discovery Day 2023 was a rousing success! Over the course of two days, approximately 2,500 people visited Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory and enjoyed more than 44 different exhibits. There was undeniable energy throughout the two days with so many curious minds learning more about our oceans, coastlines, and estuaries. 

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

Christopher Parrish
Professor and the Plasker Faculty Scholar in Geomatics

Oregon State University

Friday, Apr. 19, 2024, 3:10pm
Sjoerd van den Brom
Survey Director


Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024, 1:00pm
Peter Traykovski
Assoc. Scientist with Tenure

Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Dept.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024, 3:10pm

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.