News: New Partnership Between Schmidt Ocean Institute and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to Support Ocean Decade

NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION OF UNESCO TO SUPPORT OCEAN DECADE PARIS, FRANCE — The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO),  the United Nations body responsible for championing global ocean science and services, announced today a new partnership to work together with philanthropic non-profit, Schmidt Ocean Institute to advance the United … Continued

News: ECO Magazine Announces Special Issue Dedicated to Deep Sea Research

ECO Magazine ((Environment, Coastal, and Offshore), in collaboration with the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), published its Deep Sea Special Issue. This latest installment in ECO’s 2020 digital series is dedicated to Deep-Sea Research, highlighting the latest international research, groundbreaking expeditions, science and industry opportunities, and developments in innovative deep-sea … Continued

News: Schmidt Ocean Institute Names 10-Member Advisory Board

SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE NAMES 10-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD Panel of International Experts in Science, Maritime Operations, Communications Convened MENLO PARK, Calif. – Nov 17, 2020 — Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has named a 10-member advisory board of international experts in science, maritime operations and communications. The board members, who will serve three-year terms, will … Continued

News: Schmidt Ocean Institute Wins the Babcock International First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media at the 25th Annual Maritime Foundation Maritime Media Awards 2020

The Maritime Foundation published the most recent installment of its annual magazine, Maritime 2020. This year’s focus was on innovation. The issue highlights distinguished figures in the maritime and marine sectors that push the boundaries of what is possible and pioneer new frontiers in technology. Jyotika Virmani and Carlie Wiener penned an article discussing the … Continued

News: AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 500 METER TALL CORAL REEF IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF–FIRST TO BE DISCOVERED IN OVER 120 YEARS

CAPE YORK, AUSTRALIA – Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef–the first to be discovered in over 120 years, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today. Measuring more than 500m high–taller than the Empire State Building, the Sydney Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers–the reef was discovered by Australian scientists aboard Schmidt … Continued

News: Keeling Curve–World’s Longest-Running Carbon Dioxide Measurement–Receives Continuation Funding from Eric and Wendy Schmidt

$1.45M Grants to Support Keeling Curve, Ocean pH Programs, Key Indicators of Global Warming SAN DIEGO–The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement–the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change–will receive $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego … Continued

News: Australian Scientists Discover New Corals on Most Comprehensive Deep-Sea Study of Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Marine Parks

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia’s first observation of an extremely rare fish. They also took critical habitat samples that will lead to a greater understanding of the … Continued

News: Exclusive Edition on Deep-Sea Research and Exploration is Open for Submissions

As part of an exclusive 2020 digital series, ECO Magazine will publish a special issue on deep-sea research in partnership with Schmidt Ocean Institute and the National Oceanography Centre. Due for publication in November 2020, the exclusive Deep-Sea Edition will highlight the latest international research and observations, ground-breaking expeditions, and new developments in deep-sea innovation including underwater robots, … Continued

News: FIRST COMPLETELY REMOTE AT-SEA SCIENCE EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA’S CORAL SEA MARINE PARK DISCOVERS NEW CORALS AND POSSIBLE SPECIES NEVER BEFORE SEEN

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA – Scientists working remotely with Schmidt Ocean Institute, one of the only at-sea ​science expeditions​ to continue operating during the global pandemic, have completed a first look at deep waters in the Coral Sea never before seen. The Australian science team discovered the deepest living hard corals in Eastern Australian waters, sighted fish … Continued