Page: In the News – Chapter 5, 2023

 Here are some of the articles on SOI from this quarter. Deep Sea Dive from a Desk Uncovers Three New Species, 2023-06-16 An article from Phys.Org on three new species of carnivorous sponges described by Dr. Merrick Ekins of the Queensland Museum, who virtually participated in the “Seamounts, Canyons & Reefs of the Coral Sea” … Continued

Page: Coming Together- Chapter 5, 2023

The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Alumni Conference, Tokyo Approximately 140 attendees gathered in Tokyo, Japan, in early August for the first Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Alumni Conference. The conference’s goal was to discuss problems and solutions around quickly and efficiently mapping the seafloor to scale. The conference theme was Connecting Our Ocean, with a secondary … Continued

Page: Data in the Open – Chapter 5, 2023

Exploring the Ocean with Creative Commons: Sharing Data, Images and Footage SOI has now applied the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License for non-commercial use to provide open and easier accessibility to the data collected on the vessel, including footage of deep-sea creatures and underwater landscapes. This initiative promotes collaboration, education, transparency, … Continued

Page: Artist Corner – Chapter 5, 2023

Max Hooper Schneider joins Falkor (too) as Artist-at-Sea Critically acclaimed artist Max Hooper Schneider sent sculptures created from manmade ephemera to the seafloor, approximately 2500 meters deep, during The Underworld of Hydrothermal Vents expedition. “I wanted to deploy things that are suggestive of human artifice. What happens when they are subsumed by the things in … Continued

Page: Partner & Grantee Spotlight – Chapter 5, 2023

Ocean Rising Brings High Fashion to Sea Ocean Rising is an initiative of SOI and Nekton to deepen people’s relationship with the Ocean by galvanizing connections and tangible initiatives within significant sections of global culture from the arts, fashion, sport, music, gaming, film, literature, and food amongst others. Ocean Rising is currently focused on music … Continued

Person: Nathalia Tirado

From the time her family travelled to the islands in the 1980s Nathalia Tirado has never stopped admiring and learning about the beautiful place that is Galapagos and has always been passionate about the sea. She is a Galapagos local who, from the age of 16, became involved as a school volunteer in the marine … Continued

Person: Paulina Sepa-Egas

Paulina Sepa-Egas the Marine Collections Auxiliary Assistant (MCCDRS) & Assistant to the Seamounts Project of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. She is a Galapagos biologist who graduated from the University of Guayaquil. During her bachelor’s degree studies, she also undertook internships at the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), at the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) as part … Continued

Person: María José Barragán Paladines

Maria José is the Science Director for the Charles Darwin Foundation. María José Obtained a PhD in Geography (Human Geography) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada. Her undergraduate in Biological Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University and her later Master’s research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) illustrated her research interest … Continued

News: Purser

SPS Maritime Ltd SOI brings together advanced science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve lasting results in ocean research, to catalyze open sharing of the information, and to communicate the resulting knowledge to audiences around the world. The Institute is devoted to the inspirational vision of the Founders that the advancement of technology and open sharing … Continued

Person: Dennisse Maldonado Castillo

Dennisse Maldonado Castillo is a geologist engineer who graduated from the University of Guayaquil. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems through the UNIGIS program at the University of Salzburg. Since 2014, she has been working at the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Navy, participating in various research projects. She … Continued