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Student Opportunity: The Calm Before the Storm

July 31, 2015

Student Opportunity: The Calm Before the Storm

The science team is all settled in as we make our way towards the first sampling location. As the scientist’s calibrate their instruments and prepare for arrival, the ship’s crew is all action all the time.

Student Opportunity: Prologue

July 30, 2015

Student Opportunity: Prologue

This year, Schmidt Ocean Institute started a student opportunities program, and the Mixing Up the Tropical Pacific cruise is the inaugural expedition to host the first two participants.

Will the Real El Niño Please Stand Up

July 29, 2015

Will the Real El Niño Please Stand Up

2015 has been a record breaker. Global average land and ocean surface temperatures for June were the highest in the 136-year instrumental record.

Discovering and Naming

July 14, 2015

Discovering and Naming "Crean Deep"

Even in this modern age, the world below the waves remains mostly unexplored. We routinely hear about scientists discovering new species, yet, we overlook that many of these locations have more precise names than Ocean.

MEGATERA Final Video

June 25, 2015

MEGATERA Final Video

As the MEGATERA expedition comes to a close, explore behind-the-scenes footage, watching the scientists and crew in action, and sharing their excitement in new discoveries.

Finalizing MEGATERA

June 24, 2015

Finalizing MEGATERA

With the successful completion of the MEGATERA research cruise, the massive amounts of data gathered will take time to be studied and analyzed. But certain discoveries and observations stand out and some very promising results are already showing.

A Scotsman Onboard (or the Relevance of the 80's to MEGATERA)

June 20, 2015

A Scotsman Onboard (or the Relevance of the 80's to MEGATERA)

A rundown of daily activities onboard Research Vessel Falkor and plenty of pop culture references.

The Women of MEGATERA

June 19, 2015

The Women of MEGATERA

Meet the women onboard R/V Falkor’s MEGATERA expedition.

Underwater Landslides

June 18, 2015

Underwater Landslides

Material precipitation, like landslides, are called "mass wasting" and can give clues to the cause of geological events.

Announcements

NEW: Opportunities for Students to Sail aboard Falk ...

Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to take part in meaningful scientific research in coordination with our ogranization and the principal investigators leading research projects. Bert ...

Perspectives on Ocean Exploration Documentary

SOI personnel and footage are featured in a new video documentary "Perspectives on Ocean Exploration." ...

New SeaFloorExplore App Features Coordinated Roboti ...

Scott Reef may be extremely remote—some 400 kilometers north from Broome in the Timor Sea, but now anyone can view the reef and sea floor on their phone, iPad or computer. ...

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