Certificate of commendation for Giuseppe Masetti with the NOAA logo and signed by Craig McLean

Dr. Giuseppe Masetti has been recognized for his extraordinary scientific achievement while working with NOAA Oceanic & Atmospheric Research. Giuseppe was part of a team that successfully orchestrated seafloor mapping and data science initiatives that are imperative to fulfill U.S. Extended Continental Shelf project goals. Giuseppe received a gold coin medallion and a certificate of commendation for his research efforts. Well done Giuseppe!

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>>

Graph showing responses to the question of how the pandemic has affected students.

Hilary Kates Varghese and Liz Weidner joined with two students from other universities to publish an Acoustics Today article about the impact of the pandemic on students. Although their focus is on the Acoustical Society of America's student community, their findings surely apply to students across all disciplines. 


CCOM/JHC in the News

Apr. 9, 2021

CCOM Research Professor Jen Miksis-Olds is one of the ocean scientists around the world who are studying the "unique moment" of quiet created by the pandemic.

UNH Today
Apr. 8, 2021

New software, developed by an international team led by CCOM research professors Jenn Miksis-Olds and Tony Lyons, will help build a global repository of ocean sounds. The data will be used to compare the "usual" noise of the ocean with the sudden quiet that came from human activities being curtailed during the pandemic.

Monterey Herald
Feb. 27, 2021

CCOM director Larry Mayer discusses the development and benefits of Saildrone, a remotely controlled sailboat that maps the ocean floor, collects DNA samples, and transmits real-time data to scientists.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Dr. Stefan B. Williams

School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering
University of Sydney

Friday, May. 7, 2021, 3:10pm
Joshua L. Humberston
Doctoral Dissertation Defense


Tuesday, May. 4, 2021, 1:00pm

Spotlight on...

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.