December 12, 2013About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into the sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Based on work aboard Falkor, researchers have evidence that remnants from this devastating impact are exposed in the Gulf of Mexico.
December 05, 2013Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has begun working with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Deep Submergence Laboratory to design and build the world’s most advanced robotic undersea research vehicle for use on SOI’s ship Falkor.
October 30, 2013Falkor's transit to Hawaii has proven an ideal opportunity for studying the concentrations of sub-microscopic bits of plastic that could have significant ecological impacts.
October 21, 2013We have posted videos of talks given at the Schmidt Ocean Institute symposium in Honolulu
October 04, 2013Today is our last day at sea. We are steaming along, and will arrive in Victoria, British Columbia by tomorrow morning. This has been a very challenging, but certainly rewarding trip. Our team managed to accomplish quite a bit.
October 03, 2013Today was going to be the day. I could feel it in my bones and my stomach.
October 02, 2013Though nobody would wish for days on end of weather too rough for ROV dive, there were some benefits to the downtime.
October 01, 2013The weather is finally calming down, so it looks like we may be able to wait it out and get ROPOS back in the water. In the meantime, enjoy this guest post from Lisa Zeigler Allen, our virologist.
September 29, 2013Weather, weather, weather. It has been a major topic of discussion throughout this cruise. We had weather that prevented us from coming out here as early as planned, and then major weather that pretty much blew us out of the water.
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Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has begun working with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Deep Submergence Laboratory to design and build the world’s most advanced robotic undersea research vehicle for use on SOI’s ship Falkor. ...
We have posted videos of talks given at the Schmidt Ocean Institute symposium in Honolulu ...