Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping / NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

Three elderly men stand on a beach holding measuring sticks to determine height of the sand.

Shifting Sands

Data from the volunteer-based Beach Profiling Program indicates which N.H. beaches are most resilient to coastal storms. Read More

Recent Stories

  • John Hughes Clarke headshot
    - Ocean Mapping Honor
    CCOM/JHC's John Hughes Clarke has been inducted into the Class of 2021 Hydrographer Hall of Fame. Read More
  • Natalie Cook stands on a ship in front of the Thomas Jefferson hydrographic vessel.
    - Fantastic Voyage
    Natalie Cook '23 spent 45 days aboard a survey vessel this summer to map the seafloor of the Chesapeake Bay.  Read More
  • Autonomous boat under a dramatic sunrise
    - Research Snapshot: ASV BEN
    In June, UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center’s autonomous surface vehicle Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator — ASV BEN — traveled Lake Huron,... Read More
  • An artist's rendering of the R/V Narragansett Dawn
    - Narragansett Dawn
    A new ocean-going vessel co-operated by UNH has been given the name Narragansett Dawn. Read More
  • Jaya Roperez and Rochelle Wigley stand on a dock in front of the DSSV Pressure Drop vessel.
    - Undersea Discoveries
    When scientists discovered the world’s deepest-known shipwreck and explored the trenches in the lowest points of the ocean this spring, they relied on detailed seafloor maps... Read More
  • Large red ocean-going vessel sits stationary in a bay.
    - Setting Sail for Science
    A remotely operated sailboat that will map the seafloor is about to make its maiden voyage to Hawaii. Read More
  • Deep-sea corals in New England waters.
    - Sea Change
    ​​​​​​UNH researchers have found that climate change affects deep-sea corals and sponges differently. Read More
  • UNH pier with research vessels on either side of it.
    - Dropping Anchor at UNH
    The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy has found a new administrative home at the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. Read More
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.
    - Can You Hear Me Now?
    New research focuses on human-induced ocean noises, their impacts on marine life, and offers suggestions for healthier soundscapes. Read More