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  • 15 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Collaboration, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) will formalize and expand its longstanding partnership with NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research. The partnership aims to explore, characterize and map the deep ocean and boost public understanding of the global ocean. The memorandum of agreement with NOAA will expand the US ability to explore, map the seafloor and share […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    In a joint effort between the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), several long-range autonomous underwater vehicles (LRAUVs) have completed their first voyage in the open ocean, obtaining data on the water column down to 250 meters, while autonomously collecting and […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Research & Development

    A team of scientists on a 28-day expedition onboard R/V Falkor have more than doubled the number of known hydrothermal vent sites in the Mariana Back-arc region. Several momentous findings were made, including the discovery of one of the deepest vents ever found. According to Schmidt Ocean Institute, another important outcome was the discovery of […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Research & Development

    Schmidt Ocean Institute’s chief scientist Dr. William Sager and his team are returning to the spot of discovery of Tamu Massif, the world’s largest single volcano, to explore how it was formed. In 2013, Dr. Sager published a research which showed Tamu Massif to be the largest mountain in the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau. Dr. […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has engineered and manufactured a custom syntactic foam buoyancy package for the Schmidt Ocean Institute for use on its new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), SuBastian. The Schmidt Ocean Institute underwater robotic research program includes the design and development of a 4,500 meter robotic vehicle for use on research vessel Falkor. The […]

  • 16 March 2015

    EMO Marine Technologies Ltd., based in Nova Scotia, has successfully delivered a Mini-T High Definition Mux system upgrade for a Schmidt Ocean Institute ROV. The system utilizes EMO Marine’s factor multiplexer (MUX) system the Mini-T. The ROV upgrade now provides a fiber-optic MUX system that can transmit two Full HD and various serial channels simultaneously […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called SuBastian, built by the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), will be positioned and navigated using acoustic and inertial technologies supplied by Sonardyne. SuBastian should provide scientists from around the world with new opportunities to explore and study the ocean. Capable of diving to 4,500 metres, the vehicle has been equipped […]

  • 14 October 2016

    MacArtney has supplied Mermac D docking head for Schmidt Ocean Institute remotely operated vehicle (ROV), soon to be deployed on a sea study. The SuBastian ROV will be deployed onboard R/V Falkor during the surface microlayer and air-sea boundary cruise. The Mermac D will aid in launch and recovery of the ROV system, which is […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has completed sea trials of its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) SuBastian, conducted off the island of Guam in the western Pacific. This is the first submersible vehicle that SOI has designed and built. The 25-day testing, from aboard SOI’s oceanographic research vessel Falkor, placed ROV SuBastian in real-world conditions. The ROV […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A recent expedition led by Dr. Blair Thornton demonstrated how the use of autonomous robotics and artificial intelligence at sea can accelerate the exploration and study of hard to reach deep sea ecosystems, like intermittently active methane seeps. Thanks to rapid high throughput data analysis at sea, it was possible to identify biological hotspots at […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Equipment, Research & Development

    Starting June 25, UH Mānoa will lead an expedition to Loihi Seamount, southeast of the island of Hawaii, whose base remains largely unexplored. Dr. Brian Glazer, lead scientist and Associate Professor of Oceanography, his team from UHM, and colleagues from the University of Minnesota, IFREMER Centre de Brest and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    After a refit period of about three years the refit of the former German fishery protection vessel “SEEFALKE” to a research ship has been completed. RV “FALKOR”, now a multi-functional scientific research vessel, was delivered to the owner. RV “FALKOR” is a ship of 82.9 m length, a breadth of 13.0 m, and a draft […]

  • 23 April 2012

    After a refit period of about three years the refit of the former German fishery protection vessel “SEEFALKE” to a research ship has been completed. RV “FALKOR”, now a multi-functional scientific research vessel, is going to be delivered to the owner. RV “FALKOR” is a ship of 82.9 m length, a breadth of 13.0 m, […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    After a refit period of about three years the refit of the former German fishery protection vessel “SEEFALKE” to a research ship has been completed. RV “FALKOR”, now a multi-functional scientific research vessel, shall today be delivered to the owner. RV “FALKOR” is a ship of 82.9 m length, a breadth of 13.0 m, and […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    ‘Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum,’ will bring together more than 100 ocean explorers and representatives from federal agencies, state governments, non-governmental organizations, universities, ocean institutions and leading industries to shape a U.S. national ocean exploration program. The Forum, to be held at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, July 19-21, will gather […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Seventeen underwater robotic dives have been made using ROV SuBastian, completing the first expedition of the islands and eastern seamounts of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) in the nation of Kiribati. PIPA is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth. This follows an initial exploration of the western seamounts by the […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    An American ocean survey firm, Schmidt Ocean institute, has recently reported that they have discovered the wreck of the SS Terra Nova, a Scottish-made wooden ship, off the coast of Greenland. The wreck was discovered during testing operations of the company’s echo sound equipment on their flagship boat RV Falkor. According to, the vessel […]

  • 14 October 2015

    SULIS Subsea Corporation will unveil its newest deep-ocean imaging technology, centered around the Z70, a subsea camera product with 4K optical capability, at OCEANS ’15. SULIS’s founder, Adam Gobi, designed the entire imaging pathway for James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, including the full-ocean depth 3D HD and 5K camera systems, and the submersible’s full suite of imaging and recording […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The new director of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, Jamie McMichael-Phillips, has now taken up his position. He will lead one of the most challenging projects of the next decade, the mapping of the entire ocean floor by the year 2030. The announcement of his appointment was made in October. “In the last four […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land plants and large animals, including most of the dinosaurs. At this week’s meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will study the oceanography of the South Texas coast, including influences on the distribution of red tide while aboard the R/V Falkor in October. The study is just one of many […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    During the recent US Hydro 2013 conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, undergraduate and graduate geology students participated in a poster session showcasing their research projects. Awards were given to the top poster presentations during the conference. Graduate student Matthew Rittinghouse, from the College of Charleston’s BEAMS (BEnthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey) program, won third […]