Page: Science & Data Strides – Winter 2023

Four New Black Coral Species Described Following R/V Falkor Expedition Four new species of black corals from the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, collected during R/V Falkor’s 2020 expeditions, Seamounts, Canyons, and Coral Reefs of the Coral Sea and Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef, were recently described by Jeremy Horowitz of the … Continued

Page: Artist’s Corner – Winter 2023

SOI Artist-at-Sea Continues to Spotlight Mesophotic Corals Down Under Past Artist-at-Sea Ellie Hannon and multimedia correspondent Conor Ashleigh debuted an immersive installation of paintings, short films, and ceramics at the Half-light exhibit at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery in NSW, Australia, from October to December 2022. The exhibit was based on their time on R/V … Continued

Page: Partner Spotlight – Winter 2023

Seabed 2030: Revealing the Ocean Floor SOI first announced its partnership with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project in October 2019. This is a large international effort to produce a complete and high-resolution baseline seafloor map by 2030 and to date, SOI has contributed over 840,000 km2 to the GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the … Continued

Page: Workshop Spotlight – Winter 2023

SOI Holds Open Ocean Data Workshop: Credit where Credit is Due at Ditchley On October 6th and 7th of last year, SOI hosted the Credit where Credit is Due; Authorship of Open Ocean Data workshop at Ditchley Park in England. The discussion focused on identifying actionable solutions to shift values, merit, and authorship to better … Continued

Page: Newsletter – Winter 2023 – Menu

Quarterly Chronicles of the Schmidt Ocean Institute – Chapter 3 Winter 2023 Progress Report Workshop Spotlight Partner Spotlight Artist’s Corner Science & Data Strides SOI Imagery in the Open Virtual Swag In the News Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter

Page: SOI Progress Report – Winter 2023

Return of the Dragon: Falkor (too) ’s Inaugural Expedition and Launch Campaign On March 3rd, our never-ending journey continued as R/V Falkor (too) set sail on its inaugural science expedition leaving Puerto Rico and heading to one of the world’s most extensive underwater mountain chains—the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The expedition is led by Dr. David Butterfield, … Continued

Page: Newsletter – Fall 2022 – Menu

Quarterly Chronicles of the Schmidt Ocean Institute – Chapter 2 Fall 2022 Introduction Chapter Too Workshop Spotlight SOI Progress Report Artist’s Corner Science & Data Strides SOI Imagery in the Open Digital Swag In the News Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter

Log Post: Starting the Expedition: Serpentinization on the Seafloor

Spanish Translation Below  The origins of this expedition – “Searching for Serpentinization-Driven Hydrothermal Activity on Oceanic Core Complexes of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge” – go back to the year 2000, when a talented team of marine geologists and oceanographers were surveying and exploring an oceanic core complex with the submersible Alvin at the intersection of the … Continued

News: Schmidt Ocean Institute Launches New Research Vessel That Will Change the Face of Ocean Exploration

SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW RESEARCH VESSEL THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF OCEAN EXPLORATION Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt launch R/V Falkor (too), with an inaugural expedition, expanding capacity, capability, and science for ocean research and technology development globally. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Schmidt Ocean Institute launched today its newly refitted 110-meter global-class … Continued

Sabrina Elkassas

Person: Sabrina Elkassas

Sabrina is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography. Her current research focuses on studying microbial life from extreme environments, such as deep-sea hydrothermal vents, serpentinite mud volcanoes, and terrestrial soda lakes, as analogs for life possible on other celestial bodies with … Continued