Press Release /

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

This week Schmidt Ocean Institute announced that Falkor Seamount has been officially documented through the International Hydrographic Organization and UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.. PALO ALTO, CA – The seamount, or underwater mountain,...

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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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General /

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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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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Cruises /

Third Student Cruise Completed

To learn more about this unique series of expeditions, please visit the project page. For details about the research conducted and links to the Cruise Log and Expedition Map, please...

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