Press Releases

Schmidt Ocean Institute Offers Online Educational Science Content for Students

April 3, 2020

Deep-Sea Coral Gardens and Graveyards Discovered in the Submarine Canyons Off South Western Australia

February 28, 2020

Schmidt Ocean Institute Appoints Dr. Jyotika Virmani as Executive Director

February 17, 2020

Schmidt Ocean Institute Maps One Million Square Kilometers of Seafloor and Joins Monumental Mapping Initiative

December 9, 2019


November 13, 2019


June 6, 2019

Global Initiative – United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

May 16, 2019

Otherworldly Mirror Pools, New Lifeforms, and Mesmerizing Landscapes Discovered on Ocean Floor

April 2, 2019

New Deep Sea Animal Discoveries Warrant Expanded Protections in Costa Rican Waters

February 6, 2019

New Undersea Maps Lead to Hydrothermal Vent and Species Discoveries

December 13, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Guides Rapid Data-Driven Exploration of Changing Underwater Habitats Mapped onto one of the World’s Largest Multiresolution 3D Photogrammetric Reconstruction of the Seafloor

August 30, 2018

Fleet of Aerial, Surface and Underwater Robots Maps Ocean Front

July 2, 2018

Scientists Voyage To The White Shark Café

June 4, 2018

Deep-Sea Exploration Gives New Insight and Discoveries in Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site

November 6, 2017

New Technology Gives Insight to Ocean Color for NASA Satellites

March 6, 2017

High-Resolution Mapping Reveals the Evolution of Underwater Landscapes in the Johnston Atoll

January 22, 2017

Unexplored Ocean Depths Bustling with Life, Despite Extreme Conditions

December 27, 2016

One Step Closer to the Seafloor – New Underwater Robotic Vehicle Tested in Guam

August 23, 2016

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

May 4, 2016

Virtual Reality Technology Reveals Underwater Vents in New Ways

April 1, 2016

Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Who Keep Ships Running

January 30, 2016

Schmidt Ocean Institute 2015 Planning Workshop

December 1, 2015

Scientists Return from the World’s Largest Single Volcano with New Data

August 19, 2015

Researchers return with latest El Niño data from the central equatorial Pacific

August 17, 2015

Critical Coral Research Cruises Continue in Remote Australian Waters

April 10, 2015

Coordinated Robots Survey Remote Australia Waters

March 15, 2015

Deep Sea Expedition into the Unexplored Perth Canyon Abyss

March 1, 2015

R/V Falkor Shares Her Name with Newly Discovered Underwater Mountain

December 9, 2014

Selected Media Coverage


Schmidt Appoints Virmani as Executive Director

Marine Technology News • February 18, 2020

When Can We See an Image of a Fully Mapped Ocean?

Hydro International • February 2, 2020


New Director of Seabed 2030 Project Takes Over

Subsea World News • December 19, 2019

Exploring New Worlds Here on Earth

ECO Magazine • Nov/Dec, 2019

Wendy Schmidt: Spearheading philanthropic oceanic investment

Cover story and of #1 MTR100
Marine Technology News • July/August, 2019

A world in a bottle of water

Knowable Magazine • August 2nd, 2019

Women in Oceanography Still Navigate Rough Seas

Earth & Space Science News • June 6th, 2019


MTR Top 10 Ocean Influencers

Marine Technology News • August 16th, 2018


These robots are transforming how we see wildlife

Mashable • January 12th, 2017


This Robot Could Make Exploring Oceans Deeper, Faster, and Cheaper

National Geographic • September 9th, 2016

MTR 100

Marine Technology Reporter • July 2016

New ROV will be available to ocean scientists worldwide

Silicon Valley • April 30th, 2016

Researchers Explore Pacific Oceans Hidden Deep Secrets

Foreign Affairs • April 26th, 2016

Scientists Turn to Drones For Closer Look at Sea Ice

Climate Central • April 23, 2015

Virtual Reality Technology Reveals Underwater Vents in New Ways

ROV Planet Magazine • Pages 18-21 • April 2016

Virtual Reality Technology Reveals Underwater Vents

Marine Technology News • April 1st, 2016

“ProteOMZ” Surfaces Findings in Low Oxygen Ocean Waters

Marine Technology News • February 19th, 2016

New Medical Technology Hits the High Seas Exploring Low Oxygen Waters

IUCN Global Marine Community Newsletter • February 19th, 2016

Artists at Sea

All Things Marine Radio Show • February 16th, 2016

Hooked On The High Seas

Hawai’i Public Radio • January 27st, 2016

New Deep-Sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered in the Mariana Back-Arc 

Sevenseas Marine Conservation & Travel • January 8th, 2016

Deep-sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered

Hydro International • January 4th, 2016


Deep-sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered

Saipan Tribune • December 28th, 2015

New Deep-Sea Vents, Volcanic Activity Found in Mariana Back-Arc

Marine Technology Reporter • December 18th, 2015

Scientists Unlock Mysteries Of World’s Most Massive Volcano

Huffington Post • November 27st, 2015

Scientists Are Mapping the World’s Largest Volcano

National Geographic • November 21st, 2015

The World’s Biggest Volcano Is a Magnetic Mix-Up

Scientific American • November 19th, 2015

The World’s Biggest Volcano Is a Magnetic Mix-Up

Nature • November 19th, 2015

Scientists Produce Data from Largest Single Volcano

Marine Technology News • November 12th, 2015

Up close with El Niño

Honolulu Star-Advertiser • September 19th, 2015

El Niño Data Collection

Bytmarks Café • September 9th, 2015

MTR 100 Top Five Standouts

Marine Technology Reporter • July / August 2015

Vessel returns with valuable data on El Niño

Hawaii News Now • August 18, 2015

US research ship completes expedition in Mentawai

The Jakarta Post • June 23, 2015

A New Age for Underwater Autonomy (Cover Story)

Marine Technology Reporter magazine • June, 2015

Diving Robots Coordinate to Explore Ocean Depths

Machine Design • June 8, 2015

Scientists set sail to study Tsunami Risk

Asia One • May 20, 2015

NTU scientists head to Sumatra for tsunami research

Channel News Asia • May 19, 2015

Coral Research Cruises Continue in Remote Australian Waters

Business Scoop New Zealand • April 13, 2015

Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life

Discovery News • March 24, 2015

Underwater research device worth $200k found after two years missing off WA coast

Australian Broadcasting Commission • March 9, 2015

Perth Canyon research could provide crucial climate change information, researchers say

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News • February 26, 2015

Huge, Slow-Moving ‘Internal’ Waves Wreak Havoc

Discovery News • February 6, 2015

Watch a 1,000-Foot-High Wave Move Across the Ocean

Yahoo News • January 27, 2015


World’s Deepest Fish Lurks 5 Miles Down in Mariana Trench

National Geographic • December 21, 2014

Scientists discover world’s deepest-dwelling fish species

Delhi Daily News • December 21, 2014

New record depth for deepest fish

BBC • December 19, 2014

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater

Los Angeles Times • December 19, 2014

Ghostly new fish discovered at record-breaking depths

Washington Post • December 19, 2014

Deepest fish found 5 miles down in Pacific trench

USA Today • December 19, 2014


Popular Science • December 19, 2014

Under Pressure

Slate / New Scientist • November 23, 2014

Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) • November 21, 2014

Scientists to study largest volcanic eruption in history

RN Breakfast – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) • October 9, 2014

Falkor at Loihi Seamount with Ken Rubin and Brian Glazer

Think Tech Hawaii • July 14, 2014

UH students return from final Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition

University of Hawaii News • June 19, 2014

Understanding Whale Behaviors Through Science Research

Hawaii News Now • March 11, 2014

Scientists get ship backed by Google executive

Boston Globe • January 27, 2014


Ocean Networks Canada: Wiring the Abyss 2013

Global News • September 6, 2013

Breathing new life into ocean research

Victoria News • September 6, 2013

Researchers explore low-oxygen waters off Vancouver Island

Times Colonist • September 5, 2013

World Class Research Vessel Docks at Ogden Point

CFAX 1070 (Victoria Radio) • September 5, 2013

An ocean full of change at Ocean Networks Canada

University of Victoria • September 4, 2013

Google’s voyage to bottom of the sea’s dead zone

San Francisco Gate • August 1, 2013

Google’s voyage to bottom of the sea’s dead zone

San Francisco Chronicle • August 1, 2013

Expanding Understanding of the World’s Ocean

Hydro International • April 12, 2013

Private research ship makes waves

Nature • March 27, 2013

Private Research Ship Makes Waves

PBS • March 28, 2013


Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships

Scientific American • October 16, 2012

UTB trio completes research voyage in Gulf

Brownsville Herald • October 5, 2012

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