News: OSM20 By The Numbers – SOI at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

 Schmidt Ocean Institute had a strong presence at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in a variety of ways. Here is a quick look at some of the numbers: Four spoken presentations about Falkor science (Block, Watling, Babbin, Cordes) Seven posters related to Falkor work (Michel, Baumberger, Babbin x3, Sousa, Wurl) Three spoken presentations by Artists-At-Sea … Continued

Log Post: Essential Items for Deep-Sea Science

The first, essential, feature of this cruise is coral. We start with research scientist Taylor holding a bundle of Desmophyllum. These precious coral samples record the environmental conditions of the ocean at the time their skeletons formed. As we do not (currently) have access to a time machine on R/V Falkor, we rely on using … Continued

Publication: German, C., Resing, J., Xu, G., Yeo, I., Walker, S., Devey, C., et. al. (2020). Hydrothermal Activity and Seismicity at Teahitia Seamount: Reactivation of the Society Islands Hotspot? Front. Mar. Sci., 7 (73), doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00073.  [This has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

German, C., Resing, J., Xu, G., Yeo, I., Walker, S., Devey, C., et. al. (2020). Hydrothermal Activity and Seismicity at Teahitia Seamount: Reactivation of the Society Islands Hotspot? Front. Mar. Sci., 7 (73), doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00073.  [This has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Publication: Auscavitch, S., Deere, M., Keller, A., Rotjan, R., Shank, T., and E. Cordes. (2020).  Oceanographic Drivers of Deep-sea Coral Species Distribution and Community Assembly on Seamounts, Islands, Atolls, and Reefs within the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Fron. Mar. Sci., 7, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00042. [This article has been published OPEN ACCESS].

Auscavitch, S., Deere, M., Keller, A., Rotjan, R., Shank, T., and E. Cordes. (2020).  Oceanographic Drivers of Deep-sea Coral Species Distribution and Community Assembly on Seamounts, Islands, Atolls, and Reefs within the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Fron. Mar. Sci., 7, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00042. [This article has been published OPEN ACCESS].

Log Post: Small Worlds Video – Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

“There are hundreds of species, and each of them has a unique response to what we are doing to the ocean.” Thousands of years of climate history lies hidden in the remains of tiny single-celled planktonic organisms with a perforated chalky shell. In this week’s video update, find out how the #DeepCoralAdventure researchers seek to unlock the … Continued

News: Schmidt Ocean Institute at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and larger ocean-connected community held every two years. Its importance has been bolstered by the approaching UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021. Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) had a strong presence in OSM 2020 in a variety of … Continued

Log Post: Labor(art)ory at sea

Nearly five weeks ago I left the quiet and solitude of my studio to embark on this voyage of deep ocean discovery on the invitation of the Schmidt Ocean Institute with R/V Falkor. This gift of an adventure to some of the most remote, most unexplored parts of our biosphere was an unexpected and a … Continued

Log Post: Bremer Canyon Video – Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

“Until you go down and explore, you just don’t know…. it is a straightforward wonderland of what mother nature can do.” Check out the research team’s discoveries and reasonings, while tracing the Bremer Canyon from colorful sponge gardens at “shallow” depths around 200 meters to the wonders of amazing life flourishing at more than 3,000 … Continued