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Colored Lines – Decyphering the CTD Code

October 24, 2014

Colored Lines – Decyphering the CTD Code

Understanding the colorful lines on a CTD cast is not always easy. Here is a primer on what it all means.

Flying in Darkness – Charting Unknown Reefs at Night

October 23, 2014

Flying in Darkness – Charting Unknown Reefs at Night

The Falkor runs 24 hours a day, even if it means charting unknown reefs at night

The Meaning of Life or at least a Multibeam Acquisition Display

October 20, 2014

The Meaning of Life or at least a Multibeam Acquisition Display

The anatomy of the colorful multibeam acquisition display screen is clarified.

Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

October 19, 2014

Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

Mapping the edges of Nukumanu Atoll, an volcanic remnant and last know position of Amelia Earhart brings to mind mysteries ancient and new.

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

October 18, 2014

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

A CTD does more than just collect water, it is used to calibrate the multibeam sonar!

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

October 15, 2014

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

Join me, Professor Mike Coffin on my first journey aboard R/V Falkor mapping the mysterious and remote Ontong Java region.

Converging on a Point

October 15, 2014

Converging on a Point

Scientists will travel halfway around the planet if the questions to be answered there are significant. The Mysteries of the Ontang Java Plateau are important enough to draw scientists from around the world.

11,000 Meters Under the Sea—Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part Two

October 05, 2014

11,000 Meters Under the Sea—Meet Schmidt Ocean Institute’s New Landers: Part Two

Get a first look at the newly built landers for use on R/V Falkor.

Keeps Getting Better

September 07, 2014

Keeps Getting Better

After nearly nine months of work in Hawaii, Falkor is currently resting dry on blocks in a California shipyard. The ship is in the middle of an ambitious multi-week program that will enable a range of technological upgrades and improvements.

Announcements

Loihi Seamount Expedition A Success

The expedition to the Loihi Seamount is now completed. To learn about the team's research, please visit the Iron Eaters of Loihi Seamount intro page. ...

Third Student Cruise Completed

To learn more about this unique series of expeditions, please visit the project page. For details about the research conducted and links to the Cruise Log and Expedition Map, please visit the cruise page. ...

Annual Reports

Our annual report provides a narrative of our research cruises aboard R/V Falkor. ...

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