Page: Why We Explore

“Thanks to game-changing technological advancements – like submersible vehicles, autonomous underwater robots, sensors, and cameras – we can now look into the ocean like never before….This effort can only be achieved through cooperation and collaboration.” This video – a product of partnering with Ocean Exploration Trust and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) … Continued

Log Post: Uncharted waters

I am glued to the screen, where a dark red blob appears on a sandy plain with ripples like road corrugations. It is a sea cucumber with a short, round body and octopus-like tentacles probing the sediment. The depth reading is 934m. As we move closer, the sea cucumber flings itself into the water column … Continued

Page: World Ocean Month Calendar 2020

World Ocean Month Calendar June 3rd 12 – 1:30 pm CEST/ 3 -4:30 am PDT The High Seas - Operating within the Global Commons - Video HERE Panel featuring SOI Executive Director Dr.Jyotika Virmani World Economic Forum Virtual Ocean Dialogue 2020 June 4th 3 pm CDT Live Virtual ROV Celebration with R/V Falkor and the … Continued

Log Post: History of Mapping the Coral Sea ~ Science@Sea Seminar

“What you are doing now is the first real multi beam data gathering. It is extremely pioneering. Where Falkor is headed for the next few weeks, no one has been with multibeam before. We have no idea what is there.” Robin Beaman, Principal Investigator of the #VisioningCoralSea expedition, gave a Seminar@Sea for the crew aboard … Continued

Publication: Yamada, T., Prugel-Bennett, A., and B. Thornton. (2020). Learning Features from Georeferenced Seafloor Imagery with Location Guided Autoencoders. Journal of Field Robotics, doi: 10.1002/rob.21961. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Yamada, T., Prugel-Bennett, A., and B. Thornton. (2020). Learning Features from Georeferenced Seafloor Imagery with Location Guided Autoencoders. Journal of Field Robotics, doi: 10.1002/rob.21961. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Log Post: Visioning the Coral Sea – Video Update 1

Science in the time of the coronavirus is not easy, requiring flexibility and innovation. This is our first expedition where the entire science party is working with the ship via remote connections. In this video, Chief Scientist Robin Beaman discusses the fascinating sites being explored by ROV SuBastian and explains the exciting discoveries being revealed, … Continued

Log Post: A tale of life or death and recovery ~ Science@Sea Seminar

Dr. Jody Webster, School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, gives a Seminar@Sea in conjunction with the Visioning the Coral Sea expedition. His summary lecture “Environmental change of the Great Barrier Reef: A tale of life, death, and recovery” illustrates the evolution of coral reefs in the Great Barrier reef over the last 30,000 … Continued

Log Post: New Species and Range Extension Records for the Coral Sea

My phone had been buzzing all morning from the fervent twitter notifications. Fish twitter must be up to their usual shenanigans again, I thought, as I lazily grabbed my mobile device. Buried within the swath of notifications was a link to the Schmidt’s Ocean Institute’s page, which was broadcasting live footage from mesophotic Coral Sea … Continued