About & Preliminary Design
Meet the HROV Team
Going Deep: Chronicling the HROV Program
R/V Falkor Specifications
R/V Falkor 2016 Cruise Plan
R/V Falkor 2015 Cruise Plan
R/V Falkor 2014 Cruise Plan
R/V Falkor 2013 Cruise Plan
R/V Falkor 2012 Cruise Plan
R/V Falkor Street View Tour
R/V Falkor Virtual Tour
Previous Ship - Lone Ranger
Vision and Mission
Call for Proposals
Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Wh ...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
This week Schmidt Ocean Institute announced that Engineers Ridge has been officially documented through the U.S. Board on
New Deep-Sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discover ...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor returns from the first ever expedition to systematically characterize th
Call for Expressions of Interest in Collaborative ...
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Schmidt Ocean Institute invites Expressions of Interest in collaborative ocean research and technology development on R/V
Schmidt Ocean Institute 2015 Planning Workshop
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
On August 25th and 26th, 2015 Schmidt Ocean Institute convened a focused group of international experts in ocean science
Underwater Reveal: Finding Deepest Fish Leads to ...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This week Falkor Seamount was officially documented through the International Hydrographic Organization and UNESCO Interg
Bringing Falkor to the Masses
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Communication Systems Upgrades and Expanding Science Capabilities onboard SOI's Research Vessel
Schmidt Ocean Institute makes MTR100 Editor’s Cho ...
Saturday, August 15, 2015
This year marks the 10th anniversary for Marine Technology Reporter’s annual Top 100. As a relative newcomer, Schm
Discovering and Naming "Crean Deep"
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Even in this modern age, the world below the waves remains mostly unexplored. We routinely hear about scientists discover
Schmidt Ocean Institute 2016 Expeditions
Friday, June 12, 2015
Introductions to 2016 expeditions
Opening Data Windows
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The new Falkor "data dashboard" is a step forward for Schmidt Ocean Institute in achieving one of the core components of
New Agreement Expanding Availability of Falkor Da ...
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Open sharing of data collected aboard Falkor is an integral part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute mission, but sharing dat
Vice-President Wendy Schmidt gives the Presidenti ...
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Watch Co-Founder and Vice-President Wendy Schmidt's talk for AGU's Presidential Forum in San Francisco .
Schmidt Ocean Institute 2015 Expeditions
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Introductions to 2015 expeditions
New Species and Surprising Findings in the Marian ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A recent expedition to the Trench onboard Falkor found thriving communities of animals, the expedition set many new recor
Preliminary Design for new Robotic Undersea Resea ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We have successfully completed preliminary designs that will be leveraged for the development of a full ocean depth robot
Friday, December 12, 2014
Satellite internet connections have become both common and essential for research vessels, but their use can involve cha
The Final Deep
Sunday, November 02, 2014
The Falkor crosses the Mariana Trench on the way into Guam. Trip Complete!
Equator Crossing-Birthday-Halloween and Seafloor ...
Saturday, November 01, 2014
A confluence of events leads to a very eventful day on the Falkor!
A Student’s Perspective: Science Without Borders
Saturday, November 01, 2014
When I landed in Pohnpei, Micronesia for the Ontong Java expedition I was greeted by the local customs authorities in th
It’s a Houseboat FAD, a Fish Aggregating Device.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Discovery of floating "houses" in the middle of nowhere prompts the Falkor crew to do some investigation.
The Driving Force
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A tour of the engine room of the Falkor entertains and amazes the Science Crew. The Falcor is a very advanced and well de
Barracuda on Deck - A Chef's Tale
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Feeding a ship of scientists and crew from around the world is no small task, but one the chefs of the Falkor are well ca
Colored Lines – Decyphering the CTD Code
Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Ni ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Falkor runs 24 hours a day, even if it means charting unknown reefs at night
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