General, Science Program, Technology /

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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R/V Falkor, Technology /

Opening Data Windows

A recent blog explained new efforts at Schmidt Ocean Institute to make the data collected aboard R/V Falkor as easily and openly accessible as possible. One of those efforts was...

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R/V Falkor, Technology /

New Agreement Expanding Availability of Falkor Data

Open sharing of data collected aboard Falkor is an integral part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute mission, but sharing data efficiently and accessibly is challenging. To better accomplish this mandate, Schmidt...

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R/V Falkor, Technology /

Strong Connections

New Satellite Service Means Improved Research and Outreach Satellite internet connections have become both common and essential for research vessels, but their use can involve challenges ranging from slow connections...

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R/V Falkor, Technology /

11,000 Meters Under the Sea—Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part Two

Sending a 225-kilogram (500-pound) instrumented lander to even the deepest portions of the ocean is easy. The challenge is getting it back safely, a feat that requires substantial and reliable...

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Technology /

11,000 Meters Under the Sea – Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part One

Picture an underwater elevator with the ground floor almost seven miles below the ocean surface. Last week, Schmidt Ocean Institute in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) finished...

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