In the News
To the Sea and Beyond and Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Exploration of the Seas
Two articles were featured in the Fall 2022 edition of ECO Magazine: an introductory opinion piece written by SOI’s co-founder, Wendy Schmidt on ocean exploration (pg 9), and an editorial on R/V Falkor (too)’s refit co-written by SOI’s Executive Director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, and Senior Director of Operations, Eric King (Pgs 31-33). Autumn 2022.
Tonga Volcanic Eruption Reshaped Pacific Seafloor
A group of scientists from the UK and New Zealand, with support from the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, recently mapped the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’api seamount following the January 2022 eruption. Maps of the volcano created during SOI’s 2016 Ecosystem Dynamics of Hydrothermal Vent Communities expedition aided researchers in determining how the seafloor was altered by the eruption. November 2022.
Wendy Schmidt’s Deep Blue Wins 54th Barcelona Race
SOI’s co-founder, Wendy Schmidt, steered her sailboat, Deep Blue, and 11th Hour Racing team to victory at the 54th Barcolana Regatta off Trieste, Italy. She is the first woman and American to win the competition. October 2022.
Wendy Schmidt Gives Big to Protect Oceans, Planet’s Future
An op-ed piece from the Washington Post on our co-founder Wendy Schmidt’s philanthropic works focused on climate change and Ocean health. August 2022.
Hope for New Drugs Arises from the Sea
A piece from Scientific American on pharmaceuticals developed from compounds found in the Ocean featuring SOI science team alumni Paul Jensen and Anna Gauthier. August 2022.
How Do Scientists Measure the Deepest Point in the Ocean?
An article from Now News on how the implosion of Lander Mlk III in Challenger Deep allowed scientists in 2014 onboard R/V Falkor to more accurately determine the depth of the deepest known place on earth. July 2022.
Automatic for the Oceans
A feature on the post-punk Rock indie group, Automatic, and their new album, Excess. The album is focused on climate anxiety and the band will be sporting the Jungles Jungles clothing line while on tour. June 2022.
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