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“Ocean Rising” Event and White Paper Available Online

Nekton Mission and the Schmidt Ocean Institute held “Ocean Rising: The Quest to Inspire the Public,” a virtual workshop, on July 7th, 2021. The purpose of the event was to...

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SCIENTISTS EXPLORE SEAMOUNTS IN PHOENIX ISLANDS ARCHIPELAGO, GAINING NEW INSIGHTS INTO DEEP WATER DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY

Building off a groundbreaking 2017 expedition, a follow-up expedition in the Phoenix Islands Archipelago enabled the largest collection of microbial cultures from the central Pacific Ocean and the most comprehensive...

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New Website Brings Deep Ocean Exploration Imagery and Lessons to Educators and Public

WHAT:     For the first time, three leaders in ocean exploration have brought together engaging ocean education materials and visual resources. The Deep Ocean Education Project website combines standards-aligned...

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FIRST COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NW AUSTRALIA’S DEEP CORALS COMPLETED

Scientists circumnavigate and map the seafloor of the entire mesophotic (deep water) zone in Ashmore Reef Marine Park. Video and photos available here. DARWIN – Scientists discovered a sea snake...

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SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE ACQUIRES NEW RESEARCH VESSEL TO EXPAND ABILITY TO EXPLORE, RESEARCH THE OCEAN

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean....

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THE DEEP OCEAN REVEALS SURPRISING DISCOVERY ABOUT HUMAN IMMUNITY

Video and photos available here. BOSTON – Scientists have discovered bacteria from the deep sea with components that are unrecognizable by the human immune system and may hold important properties...

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FIRST NEW SEAFLOOR MAP OF THE DECADE COLLECTED ON NEW YEAR’S EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA– Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor has collected the first public seafloor data of the New Year, as part of a global effort to map the entire ocean...

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New Partnership Between Schmidt Ocean Institute and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to Support Ocean Decade

NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION OF UNESCO TO SUPPORT OCEAN DECADE PARIS, FRANCE — The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO),  the United Nations body...

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Schmidt Ocean Institue Names 10-Member Advisory Board

SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE NAMES 10-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD Panel of International Experts in Science, Maritime Operations, Communications Convened MENLO PARK, Calif. – Nov 17, 2020 — Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today...

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AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 500 METER TALL CORAL REEF IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF–FIRST TO BE DISCOVERED IN OVER 120 YEARS

CAPE YORK, AUSTRALIA – Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef–the first to be discovered in over 120 years, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today. Measuring...

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