Person: Emily Cowell

Emily Cowell (she/her) Title and Institution: Ph.D. student, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA Emily Cowell is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Cordes Lab at Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). She has a B.Sc in Marine Biology from Newcastle University (UK) and her M.Res from the National Oceanography Center (Southampton UK) through the University of … Continued

Person: Sergio Cambronero

Sergio Cambronero (he/him/el) Title and Institution: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica Sergio Cambronero-Solano is an associate professor at the Department of Physics of Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica and director of development at local NGO Colectivo Internacional Pelagos Okeanos. He has a B.Sc in Marine Biology from Universidad Nacional, same institution where … Continued

Person: Odalisca Breedy Shadid

Odalisca Breedy Shadid (she/her/ella) Title and Institution: Professor of Biology, Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR), Universidad de Costa Rica Odalisca Breedy is a biology professor at the Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica. Her research specializes in … Continued

Person: Diva Amon

Diva Amon (she/her) Title and Institution: Director, SpeSeas, Trinidad & Tobago, and Scientific Advisor, Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Bio: Diva Amon is a Caribbean marine biologist focused on the little-known habitats and animals of the deep ocean and how our actions are impacting them. She works at the nexus … Continued

Person: Beth Orcutt

Beth Orcutt (she/her) – CO-CHIEF SCIENTIST Title and Institution: Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA Beth Orcutt is a Senior Research Scientist and interim Vice President for Research at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the USA. She directs the Deep Biosphere Laboratory which specializes in the study of the life … Continued

Jorge Cortés-Núñez

Person: Jorge Cortés-Núñez

Jorge Cortés-Núñez (he/him) – CO-CHIEF SCIENTIST Title and Institution: Professor Emeritus of Biology, Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR), Universidad de Costa Rica Jorge Cortés is a researcher at the Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) and Professor Emeritus at the School of Biology, University of Costa Rica. He … Continued

Page: Expressions of Interest

Submissions for Expressions of Interest are now open Overview Maximizing Vessel Utilization Data Management Expedition Outreach EOI Guidelines Review Process OVERVIEW Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for collaborative, multidisciplinary research at any time and for any location and year identified as an area of operation for R/V Falkor (too). EOIs and … Continued

Page: In the News – Winter 2023

In the News Dragonfish shows its ‘invisible teeth’ in fascinatingly scary video – Jan 10 An article in the Hindustan Times described a recent viral video of a dragonfish that SOI posted on social media platforms. San Diego scientists identify new fish species 6,000 feet under the sea – Feb 8 A team led by … Continued

Page: Virtual Swag – Winter 2023

Virtual Swag – Winter 2023 Click through to get your virtual swag bag including: Recipes from the Galley —Check out these recipes from our R/V Falkor (too) chefs: Lemon Saffron & Pistachio Cake Falkor Banana Bread Hit the beach with SOI Shoreside Staff while listening to artists like the Grateful Dead and Brandi Carlile. This … Continued

Page: SOI Imagery in the Open – Winter 2023

SOI Expeditions Take a Deep Dive in the New SubROV Video Game A new simulation game based on real-life ROV dive missions, SubROV, was released in December in collaboration with SOI. The game, developed by sqr3lab, puts players behind the control panel of an ROV to survey aquatic life, find shipwrecks, and more. Two of … Continued