News: Schmidt Ocean Institute Offers Online Educational Science Content for Students

New #SchoolsOutScience identifies homeschooling resources; online content ranges from robotics and engineering games, interactive science lesson plans and livestream of never- before-seen footage of the deep ocean. MENLO PARK, Calif. – As millions of school age children transition their education to home classrooms in the wake of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Schmidt Ocean Institute … Continued

News: Deep-Sea Coral Gardens and Graveyards Discovered in the Submarine Canyons Off South Western Australia

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA – Bremer Canyon Marine Park is already known as a biodiversity hotspot for marine species such as whales and dolphins, however, a recent expedition … Continued

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

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

News: Schmidt Ocean Institute Appoints Dr. Jyotika Virmani as Executive Director

The Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has appointed Dr. Jyotika Virmani as its first Executive Director, to lead the global nonprofit in its work to advance the field of oceanographic science through innovative research and technology. The announcement was made at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and larger … Continued

News: ERIC AND WENDY SCHMIDT ANNOUNCE NEW $1 BILLION PHILANTHROPIC COMMITMENT TO IDENTIFY, DEVELOP AND SUPPORT GLOBAL TALENT WORKING IN SERVICE OF OTHERS

MENLO PARK, Calif.— Eric and Wendy Schmidt announced today a $1 billion philanthropic commitment to identify and support talent across disciplines and around the world to serve others and help address the world’s most pressing problems. Building on the last 13 years of their family’s philanthropy, led by Wendy Schmidt, the couple has steadily increased … Continued