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Schmidt Ocean Institute Impact Award presented to Dr. Christopher Zappa

On October 3rd, 2017 Schmidt Ocean Institute presented the first Impact Award to Dr. Christopher Zappa at the celebration of five years of research on board Falkor. The Schmidt Ocean Institute...

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Fossil coral reefs show sea-level rose in bursts during last warming

Nature Communications published an open access paper reporting the outcomes of a sea level rise study conducted on R/V Falkor in 2012. High resolution 3D maps of about a dozen of drowned coral reefs...

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Schmidt Ocean Institute makes MTR100 Editor’s Choice top Five Stand Outs

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Marine Technology Reporter’s annual Top 100. As a relative newcomer, Schmidt Ocean Institute is honored to be included in this list alongside with...

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New Species and Surprising Findings in the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point,...

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Critical opportunities for advanced shipboard oceanography in 2017 planning workshop

On August 19th and 20th, 2014 Schmidt Ocean Institute convened a focused group of international experts in ocean sciences, technologies, and scientific marine operations to discuss and identify critical opportunities...

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Loss of Nereus

Those of us at Schmidt Ocean Institute, along with many in the scientific community, awakened to sad news on Saturday. Nereus, the only active vehicle capable of exploring the deepest...

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Mapping the Demise of the Dinosaurs

About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud...

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Invisible Plastics in the Gyre

In recent years there has been growing attention paid to the accumulation of plastic waste in the ocean, but the focus has been on relatively large chunks of plastic. But...

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Hawaii Research Symposium

On November 1-2, 2013, at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu, Schmidt Ocean Institute will hold its first research symposium. The theme will be: “Accelerating the Pace of Ocean Science...

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Nature Features Falkor and The Schmidt Ocean Institute

March 27, 2013 – Nature published a feature article and an accompanying editorial about R/V Falkor and Schmidt Ocean Institute.

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