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