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

Scientists return on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor after conducting underwater robotic dives in never before visited waters in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA). APIA, SAMOA – Seventeen...

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New Technology Gives Insight to Ocean Color for NASA Satellites

NASA Scientists return to land on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor after making important observations of phytoplankton with new technology to support current and future satellite observations. NEWPORT, OREGON...

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

University of Hawaii researchers partner with Schmidt Ocean Institute to map 11,000 square kilometers of the ocean floor, creating detailed images of major seamounts. HONOLULU, HAWAII – In a recent...

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Unexplored Ocean Depths Bustling with Life, Despite Extreme Conditions

APRA HARBOR, GUAM – A team of leading geologists, chemists, and biologists aboard research vessel Falkor have just finished surveying the largely unexplored Mariana Back-Arc for life at depths greater...

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

APRA HARBOR, GUAM – After a month of completing rigorous tests in the open ocean off the island of Guam in the western Pacific, the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)...

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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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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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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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Schmidt Ocean Institute 2015 Planning Workshop

Transforming Seagoing Science with Robotic Platforms, Innovative Software Engineering, and Data Analytics On August 25th and 26th, 2015 Schmidt Ocean Institute convened an international group of 27 collaborating experts including young...

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

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor arrived into Guam yesterday after a 36 day expedition mapping the world’s largest single volcano, Tamu Massif. HAGANTA, GUAM – Tamu Massif is a volcano...

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