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Scientists Explore Earth’s Newest Land Using Advanced, High-Resolution 3D Mapping

SUVA, FIJI – Research vessel (R/V) Falkor will return to port today after 28 days at sea conducting pioneering studies including mapping the Earth’s newest island landscape in the Kingdom...

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Screengrab of ROPOS dive
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Virtual Reality Technology Reveals Underwater Vents in New Ways

Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor have developed the first 3D model of an entire hydrothermal vent field for Virtual Reality, covering the largest area of seafloor ever...

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High resolution multibeam map of the newly named Engineer’s Ridge.
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Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Who Keep Ships Running

PALO ALTO, CA – Less than three months after announcing Falkor Seamount, an underwater mountain discovered and named by the crew aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor, the team...

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The autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry (yellow, at left) is prepared for deployment off the stern of the R/V Falkor, after a trace-metal CTD instrument package and water sampler is recovered (lower right).
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New Deep-Sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered in the Mariana Back-Arc

HAGANTA, GUAM – A diverse team of scientists are returning from a 28-day expedition onboard R/V Falkor that has more than doubled the number of known hydrothermal vent sites in...

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Coordinated Robotics research team and R/V Falkor crew display an array of robotic systems that were deployed and operated as part of this project in the Timor Sea in early April of 2015.
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Call for Expressions of Interest in Collaborative Research on R/V Falkor in 2019

Synopsis Schmidt Ocean Institute is uniquely structured as an oceanographic research facility operator on a mission to transform ocean sciences with innovation in research technologies, marine operational practices, and information...

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