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A Shore Break

March 26, 2015

A Shore Break

We have arrived at Scott Reef! A small group from the science party made a trip in Falkor’s work boat to a nearby sandbar as part of the robotics preparations.

Destination Scott Reef

March 25, 2015

Destination Scott Reef

Falkor’s destination on this research cruise is a remote location known as Scott Reef, nearly 300 km north of the Western Australia coast.

Fighting the Tide

March 24, 2015

Fighting the Tide

Most children are taught in primary school that the tides are caused by the moon’s gravitational pull. While the moon is a major factor, it is not the only one.

Robot Nation in the Timor Sea

March 23, 2015

Robot Nation in the Timor Sea

Yesterday, research vessel Falkor arrived in Broome under clear skies and calm seas. Discover how scientists now plan to coordinate the robotics as they transit to the Timor Sea.

Opening Data Windows

March 14, 2015

Opening Data Windows

The new Falkor "data dashboard" is a step forward for Schmidt Ocean Institute in achieving one of the core components of its mission—catalyzing the sharing of information. It is also part of a project that could aid numerous other research vessels.

Perth Canyon ROV Dives

March 13, 2015

Perth Canyon ROV Dives

During the 2015 Perth Canyon cruise, ROV Comanche was outfitted with cameras to survey for life in the Canyon and conduct studies of deep corals to help determine the future impacts of warming seas and ocean acidification. Utilizing the camera, onlin

Secrets unveiled – What we have learned so far

March 12, 2015

Secrets unveiled – What we have learned so far

Although it has long been known that a submarine canyon exists at our doorstep, this was the first detailed exploration using state-of-the-art mapping systems and ROV technology.

 Coral skeletons as archives of ocean change

March 11, 2015

Coral skeletons as archives of ocean change

When coral skeletons form, they record the environmental conditions of the seawater from which the calcium carbonate is precipitated.

Perth Canyon - a marine hotspot in an ocean desert

March 10, 2015

Perth Canyon - a marine hotspot in an ocean desert

Perth Canyon is known to attract large aggregations of marine mega-fauna, but why is Perth Canyon a marine hotspot, and why does it support such a high productivity? The answer to these questions lies in the Canyon’s unusual oceanography.

Announcements

Vice-President Wendy Schmidt gives the Presidential ...

Watch Co-Founder and Vice-President Wendy Schmidt's talk for AGU's Presidential Forum in San Francisco . ...

New Species and Surprising Findings in the Mariana ...

A recent expedition to the Trench onboard Falkor found thriving communities of animals, the expedition set many new records. ...

Preliminary Design for new Robotic Undersea Researc ...

We have successfully completed preliminary designs that will be leveraged for the development of a full ocean depth robotic research vehicle. Staged vehicle construction is scheduled to begin this year. ...

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