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Larger Format: LIVE from RV Falkor

March 13, 2015

Larger Format: LIVE from RV Falkor

Streaming live video and data from ROV Comanche and R/V Falkor

The Secret World of Deep Sea Corals

March 05, 2015

The Secret World of Deep Sea Corals

One of the main goals of the Perth Canyon cruise is to locate and collect a variety of marine organisms that are living down at great depths, in particular deep-sea corals. But what are deep-sea corals and why are researchers so interested in them?

Everything You Wanted to Know About ROV Comanche

March 04, 2015

Everything You Wanted to Know About ROV Comanche

With all the excitement of the dives, many of you might be wondering about the ROV that is being deployed off of Research Vessel Falkor. Well look no more, as we have the answers to all of your questions about this deep-diving vehicle.

Mysteries of Perth Canyon

March 03, 2015

Mysteries of Perth Canyon

There is still one big mystery about the Perth Canyon that has yet to be fully constrained - how did Perth Canyon form?

We’re at Sea!

March 02, 2015

We’re at Sea!

The time has finally come to start our exploration of Perth Canyon and so we left dock early this morning to get a first glimpse of what lies ahead.

Why Study The Ocean

February 27, 2015

Why Study The Ocean

First Impressions - Exploring RV Falkor

February 26, 2015

First Impressions - Exploring RV Falkor

At last, R/V Falkor has entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in her history and is now docked at Henderson, just 35 km (22 miles) south of Perth, where final preparations are made for the upcoming Perth Canyon cruise. Scientists,

Exploring the unknown – just 50 km (30 miles) away from Western Australia’s capital city

February 20, 2015

Exploring the unknown – just 50 km (30 miles) away from Western Australia’s capital city

The preparation and packing for the Perth Canyon cruise is currently in full swing – and in fact already began about six months ago!

New Agreement Expanding Availability of Falkor Data

February 14, 2015

New Agreement Expanding Availability of Falkor Data

Open sharing of data collected aboard Falkor is an integral part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute mission, but sharing data efficiently and accessibly is challenging. To better accomplish this mandate, Schmidt Ocean Institute is now partnering with Rol

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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