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Quarterly Chronicles of the Schmidt Ocean Institute – Chapter 1 Summer 2022 SOI Progress Report Science Strides Grantee Spotlight An Inclusive Community SOI Onshore Artist’s Corner Virtual Swag In the News Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter

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Check out some of the most interesting articles from this quarter:  Schmidt Ocean Institute, National Geographic Society Partner on Diversity Schmidt Ocean Institute and National Geographic announced a formal partnership at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. June 2022. Shedding Light on Untouchable Sea Creatures Jeffrey Marlow describes the incredible technology tested on R/V … Continued

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Recipes from our R/V Falkor (too) Chefs Check out these recipes from the galley provided by SOI’s amazing head chefs, Bert Bakering and Greg Kuberski. Vegan Vegetable Curry Apple Slab Pie   SOI Zoom Backgrounds/Wallpaper Famous images captured by ROV SuBastian for your personal use! Download SOI-themed wallpapers for zoom meetings or for dressing up your … Continued

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Taiji Terasaki: Remote Artist-at-Sea SOI is pleased to welcome Taiji Terasaki as the first completely remote Artist-at-Sea working with nine species images collected by ROV SuBastian, such as the glass octopus and vampire squid. Taiji’s latest collection Vanishing Point debuted at SOI’s Artist-at-Sea exhibit at the UN Ocean Conference. It will be part of a … Continued

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Insight into the 2022 UN Ocean Conference SOI was proud to be part of the UN Ocean Conference and participated in 15 events while connecting with partners, including Nekton, Seabed 2030, the UN Ocean Decade team, MTS/IEEE, and the National Geographic Society. The UN Ocean Conference occurred in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 27th through July … Continued

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 In Kupe’s Wake Schmidt Ocean Institute, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office of Exploration and the Ocean Exploration Trust, worked alongside a group of traditional knowledge holders, educators, and community leaders in the Pacific Islands, to gather advice on how to best work with and serve their communities when research vessels are operating in Pacific waters. … Continued

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MATE ROV Competition SOI is a proud sponsor of MATE ROV and provided funds for the 20th-anniversary championship this year and award money for the winning teams.  In addition, SOI’s Expedition and Community Outreach Specialist, Hannah Nolan, traveled to Long Beach, CA, to be a product demonstration judge in the 20th Anniversary MATE ROV World … Continued

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Biodiverse Borderlands Update In 2021, R/V Falkor helped scientists from Scripps investigate the effects of a historic DDT dumping site off the coast of Los Angeles. Dr. David Valentine from UC Santa Barbara first confirmed the existence of the DDT dumpsite in 2020, which scientists and historians had suspected the presence of for the past … Continued

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R/V Falkor (too) Refit R/V Falkor (too) is in the final stage of its refit and has left dry dock where, amongst other things, a 19.5 meter-long, 32-ton gondola (one of the largest of its kind) was welded to the hull. Additionally, the ship’s hull was painted and is now a beautiful SOI blue! The … Continued