Title card for the Thunder Bay webinar showing photos of the ASV BEN and the speakers as well as a rendering which depicts a multibeam swath mapping a lake bottom.

On Wednesday, June 16, Nautilus Live will broadcast from Thunder Bay in Lake Huron. ASV team leader Val Schmidt will join with specialists from our project partners to talk about the ASV BEN and the work they plan to accomplish this summer.

Three images showing the R/V GulfSurveyor from above, a bathymetric map of the ocean floor with colors showing depth, and the courtyard of Chase Ocean Eng. Bldg.

We are looking for a Program Support Assistant for our offices on the main UNH campus in Durham, NH (working remotely to start). This full-time position is part of the CCOM Administrative Team responsible for supporting the Center’s administrative functions and office operations. Use the link to learn more about the position and how to apply.

The environmentally-friendly, crewless Saildrone Surveyor will use CCOM-developed software to collect data and compress it for transmission to researchers back on shore. If successful, the vessel's upcoming maiden voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii will mark a quantum leap in ocean mapping.

Underwater photo of corals in shades of orange.

A study led by CCOM research assistant professor Jenn Dijkstra concluded that foundational species of deep-sea corals and sponges are affected by climate change differently, and some are threatened by rising ocean temperatures.

Photo courtesy of NOAA.

black and white photo of a beach dune with grasses

Research Associate Professor Larry Ward joins the conversation in this NHPR podcast about beach movement to explain how beaches form, erode, and reform. Listen here>>

CCOM/JHC in the News

Rochester School News
May. 12, 2021

Fourth and fifth-grade students at Maple Street Magnet School will represent the Seacoast SeaPerch Program in the 2021 International SeaPerch Challenge.

Granite Geek
Apr. 26, 2021

The Saildrone Surveyor, a 72-foot uncrewed vessel, will make its maiden voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii this spring, collecting environmental data and mapping the ocean floor along the way using software developed by CCOM researchers.

The Alpena News
Apr. 28, 2021

CCOM researchers will return to Lake Huron this summer with a mission to map the bottom of the lake.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Anne M. Hartwell
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
Thursday, Jun. 17, 2021, 10:00am
Tamer Mohamed Samy Nada
Dissertation Proposal Defense


Friday, May. 28, 2021, 11:00am

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URGE (Unlearning Racism in GEosciences) is a curriculum (8 sessions) focused on providing tools and resources to help Geoscientists develop policies that improve accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and community. In response to URGE, members of CCOM/JHC, the Center for Ocean Engineering, and SMSOE have formed an URGE pod called the Ocean Mapping and Engineering (OME) pod.