CCOM researchers Colin Ware and Jenn Dijkstra have developed a novel method for analyzing the amount of refuge available in seaweeds for small aquatic creatures to hide from predators. 

The DriX ASV in its docking platform on the water silhouetted against the evening sky.

CCOM's ASV Team will spend a year working with iXBlue's DriX ASV. This is the first time the DriX has been tested in the U.S. After an evaluation period at CCOM, the ASV will visit some other areas of the U.S., as well as some other countries. Click the link for more photos and videos.

Still from a video of Larry's interview.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected ocean mapping pioneer Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, as a foreign member. Mayer is among 175 foreign members of the academy, best known for selecting the Nobel Prize winners. Congratulations Larry!

Colin Ware stands in front of a monitor showing the glove and information text about the BathyGlobe display.

Visualization Lab Director Colin Ware demoed the new BathyGlobe interactive display at the AGU Fall Meeting. The application allows the user to zoom in to places on the globe to see how much of the ocean has been mapped at that location.

Image shows pink acoustic curtain with gas plumes appearing as blue flares rising from the seabed.

Associate Professor Tom Weber and grad students Liz Weidner and Erin Heffron sailed aboard New Zealand's R/V Tangaroa where they worked to use echocounders to quanitify the amount of gases coming up form the ocean floor, and to find a way to measure the size and rate of the bubbles. 

CCOM/JHC in the News

New Hampshire Business Review
Jan. 10, 2019

Larry Mayer, UNH ocean mapping pioneer, receives international recognition.

MarineLink
Dec. 10, 2018

Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the effort to map the world's oceans—Seabed 2030.

Thomson Reuters Foundation News
Dec. 4, 2018

Larry Mayer is quoted in this article about the growing competition to control the riches of the ocean.

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Cameron Wake

Inst. for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
UNH

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 3:10pm
Prof. Craig Woolsey

Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (AOE)
Virginia Tech 

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 3:10pm

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Sound Speed Manager streamlines the use of sound speed profiles in survey acquisition and data processing. The app provides support for commonly-used formats, model-based profile enhancement, and database management with built-in functionalities for analysis and visualization. Sound Speed Manager is an open-source project jointly developed by CCOM and NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory.