OOMG Teaches Weddington Middle Schoolers About Oceanography

Approximately 250 eighth grade students from Weddington Middle School (near Charlotte, NC) began their three-day field trip to NC’s Outer Banks with a marine science presentation by OOMG scientists at NC State University’s James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. On March 29, graduate student Laura McGee, Lab Manager Jennifer Warrillow, and Research Assistant Professor Joe Zambon introduced the students to their research in…

Zambon on UNOLS Deep Submergence Training Cruise

Atlantis cruise participants

OOMG Post Doc Joe Zambon participated in the UNOLS Deep Submergence Training Cruise this past summer from 26 July through 8 August.  His successful proposal was to utilize the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry, in conjunction with the Alvin submarine, to conduct an investigation of the near-bottom currents.  Using this novel approach, he will compare these deep ocean currents to models run…

Atlantis Cruise Finds Historic Shipwreck

shipwreck debris

Searching for a missing oceanographic instrument mooring off the U. S. Atlantic coast, scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis discovered instead the remains of a shipwreck probably dating from the American Revolution. The autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry was used to scan the sea floor for anomalies, which Alvin, with a crew of three, was later sent to investigate. OOMG post doc Austin Todd was…

Alvin Dive and R/V Atlantis cruise, Spring 2014

PI Roy He took a trip to the depths in Alvin, the small Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) operated from the R/V Atlantis, in early summer 2014. He descended 2500 m into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Alvin and R/V Atlantis are owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. View the photo gallery from the dive.