Person: Haunani Kane

Haunani Kane, a native of Kailua, Oahu is currently pursuing a PhD in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Haunani uses cores taken from fossil reefs, sandy coastal plains, and wetlands to reconstruct the evolution of Pacific Islands in response to changes in past sea-level.  Most reef islands across the Pacific … Continued

Publication: Anderson, M. O., W. W. ChadwickJr., M. D. Hannington, S. G. Merle, J. A. Resing, E. T. Baker, D. A. Butterfield, S. L. Walker, and N. Augustin (2017), Geological interpretation of volcanism and segmentation of the Mariana back-arc spreading center between 12.7°N and 18.3°N, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2240–2274, doi:10.1002/2017GC006813.

Anderson, M. O., W. W. ChadwickJr., M. D. Hannington, S. G. Merle, J. A. Resing, E. T. Baker, D. A. Butterfield, S. L. Walker, and N. Augustin (2017), Geological interpretation of volcanism and segmentation of the Mariana back-arc spreading center between 12.7°N and 18.3°N, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2240–2274, doi:10.1002/2017GC006813.

Person: Shellie Habel

Shellie Habel is a PhD student studying Coastal Geology at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is part of the Coastal Geology Group, which is an affiliation of researchers, lead by Dr. Chip Fletcher, who conduct studies regarding shoreline change, carbonate geology, and coastal morphodynamics. … Continued

Person: Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin is a geochemist, geologist and volcanologist who works on land and at sea.  In the oceans he uses visual, chemical, and sonar observations of the sea floor, as well as laboratory-based studies of rock samples collected from the sea to study active and very recent geological processes.   He focuses on eruption histories and … Continued

Page: ROV FAQs

What is an ROV? ROV stands for Remotely Operated Vehicle. It is an underwater robot, sometimes known as a remote controlled submarine, controlled by pilots on a ship. The ROV is connected to the ship by a cable, called an umbilical, that contains lines running communications and power to the vehicle. DIagram of ROV SuBastian … Continued

Person: Kevin T McHugh

Kevin is a Seattle based freelance and commercial photographer, often found working projects in remote backcountry winter environments, underwater, outside moving vehicles, tucked away corners of the globe and busy streets of major cities. He has been shooting for over seven years, and before this was focused on video production. He isn’t all creative, in … Continued

News: Temporary Deckhand

Schmidt Ocean Institute is currently seeking highly experienced candidates for the shipboard position of Temporary Deckhand. The opening is a unique opportunity to join this young organization to fulfill a seagoing position in support of the 275’/82.9m oceanographic research vessel Falkor. We are  looking to sign someone from  23 August 2017, departing 06 November 2017 … Continued

News: Marine Operations Manager

Schmidt Ocean Institute is a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit private operating foundation (www.schmidtocean.org) established in March 2009 to advance oceanographic research and catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans. We conduct ocean science operations globally using our oceanographic research vessel Falkor, providing our collaborators with access to R/V Falkor in exchange for a commitment to … Continued

Person: Scott White

Scott White is a geological oceanographer who uses sonars, visual observations, GIS and remote-sensing to understand the processes that shape the seabed. Specifically, he works on understanding the variety and distribution of different submerged landscapes, both in space and time. Scott and his students at the University of South Carolina develop or use computers for … Continued