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Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

October 19, 2014

Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

Mapping the edges of Nukumanu Atoll, an volcanic remnant and last know position of Amelia Earhart brings to mind mysteries ancient and new.

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

October 18, 2014

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

A CTD does more than just collect water, it is used to calibrate the multibeam sonar!

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

October 15, 2014

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

Join me, Professor Mike Coffin on my first journey aboard R/V Falkor mapping the mysterious and remote Ontong Java region.

Converging on a Point

October 15, 2014

Converging on a Point

Scientists will travel halfway around the planet if the questions to be answered there are significant. The Mysteries of the Ontang Java Plateau are important enough to draw scientists from around the world.

11,000 Meters Under the Sea—Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part Two

October 05, 2014

11,000 Meters Under the Sea—Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part Two

Get a first look at the newly built landers for use on R/V Falkor.

Keeps Getting Better

September 07, 2014

Keeps Getting Better

After nearly nine months of work in Hawaii, Falkor is currently resting dry on blocks in a California shipyard. The ship is in the middle of an ambitious multi-week program that will enable a range of technological upgrades and improvements.

Critical opportunities for advanced shipboard oceanography in 2017 planning workshop

September 05, 2014

Critical opportunities for advanced shipboard oceanography in 2017 planning workshop

On August 19th and 20th, 2014 a group of international experts in ocean sciences, technologies, and marine operations gathered to discuss critical opportunities for technologically advanced shipboard oceanography.

11,000 Meters Under the Sea – Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part One

September 01, 2014

11,000 Meters Under the Sea – Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part One

Get a first look at the newly built landers for use on R/V Falkor.

Loihi Seamount - Ironed Out

July 08, 2014

Loihi Seamount - Ironed Out

Like all good things, the Loihi Seamount excursion has come to an end. Close to two weeks onboard the R/V Falkor, and our science crew is leaving with enough data to keep them busy for the next six months. All in all, we had seven AUV Se

Announcements

Loihi Seamount Expedition A Success

The expedition to the Loihi Seamount is now completed. To learn about the team's research, please visit the Iron Eaters of Loihi Seamount intro page. ...

Third Student Cruise Completed

To learn more about this unique series of expeditions, please visit the project page. For details about the research conducted and links to the Cruise Log and Expedition Map, please visit the cruise page. ...

Annual Reports

Our annual report provides a narrative of our research cruises aboard R/V Falkor. ...

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