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Schmidt Ocean Institute & National Geographic Society to Advance Diversity in Ocean Exploration

28.06.2022
A new collaboration between Schmidt Ocean Institute and the National Geographic Society to advance diversity and equity among ocean scientists was announced today at the UN Ocean Conference. The partnership will provide seagoing opportunities to underrepresented, historically marginalized and local scientists and National Geographic Explorers.

Groundbreaking Virtual Aquarium Brings Deep-Sea to the Surface

29.03.2022
The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) announced today the launch of World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, creating a first-of-its kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE DEEP SEA is an educational, interactive online platform for ocean exploration and discovery, utilizing high-resolution video, models, and descriptive materials of newly discovered deep-sea ocean species and environments observed during science expeditions aboard research vessel Falkor with the underwater robot (ROV) SuBastian.

Schmidt Marine Launches New $3.5 Million Global Fisheries Tech Initiative

29.03.2022
Schmidt Marine Technology Partners will offer up to $3.5 million in funding annually to entrepreneurs and others developing new technologies that increase the sustainability of fisheries around the world. The effort is also being funded by two anonymous philanthropic groups.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council (CNR)

14.03.2022
Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond. Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today the donation of its 82.9-meter research vessel, Falkor, to the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), expanding the science agency’s fleet of research vessels and continuing Falkor’s legacy of conducting ocean science. The ship will be renamed to Gaia Blu.

Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents and Possible New Species in the Gulf of California

22.11.2021
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Mexico and the U.S. discovered new hydrothermal vents and six possible new animal species during a 33-day expedition off the coast of La Paz on Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The underwater robot ROV SuBastian was used to explore and sample vents emitting fluids at temperatures up to 287°C (549°F) along with the unique animal communities inhabiting this extreme environment. ROV SuBastian additionally captured stunning imagery of the seafloor including hydrothermal mirror pools, calcite spires, and iridescent blue scale worms.

Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

24.09.2021
Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student and early career marine technology professionals, women in marine science and technology, and other joint activities between the two societies and the Institute.

Scientists Explore Mineral-Rich Seafloor and DDT Dump Sites

10.08.2021
Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor have completed a 12-day expedition off the coast of Southern California to survey the biodiversity of deep sea areas rich in minerals that are of interest to deep sea mining developers around the world.

Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute Kick Off Joint Quest to Inspire the Public About the Ocean

01.08.2021
Ocean exploration organizations Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to work collaboratively on expeditions and to advance public understanding of the ocean by engaging cultural sectors such as fashion, food, and sports.

Scientists Explore Seamounts in Phoenix Islands Archipelago, Gaining New Insights into Deep Water Diversity and Ecology

09.07.2021
Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor have identified likely new marine species and deep sea organisms on nine seamounts that were explored for the first time in the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago. In a 34-day expedition that ended today, scientists also conducted high-resolution seafloor mapping of more than 30,000 square kilometers and video exploration of five additional seamounts.

First Comprehensive Study of NW Australia`s Deep Corals Completed

02.05.2021
Scientists circumnavigate and map the seafloor of the entire mesophotic (deep water) zone in Ashmore Reef Marine Park. Scientists discovered a sea snake thought to be locally extinct and saw several species such as the great spotted cowrie (Perissersoa guttata) for the first time in the Ashmore Reef Marine Park, off Australia, during Schmidt Ocean Institute's 18-day expedition that concluded this week.


Schmidt Ocean Institute Acquires New Research Vessel to Expand Ability to Explore and Research the Ocean

24.03.2021
Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean.

New Partnership Between Schmidt Ocean Institute and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to Support Ocean Decade

11.12.2020
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the United Nations body responsible for championing global ocean science and services, announced today a new partnership to work together with philanthropic non-profit, Schmidt Ocean Institute to advance the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Australian Scientists Discover 500m Tall Coral Reef in the Great Barrier Reef

26.10.2020
Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef--the first to be discovered in over 120 years, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today.

Keeling Curve--World`s Longest-Running Carbon Dioxide Measurement--Receives Continuation Funding from Eric and Wendy Schmidt

20.10.2020
$1.45M Grants to Support Keeling Curve, Ocean pH Programs, Key Indicators of Global Warming The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement–the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change–will receive $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today. In addition, the couple’s Schmidt Ocean Institute awarded a separate $450,000 grant to the university to support complementary ocean acidification measurements in the Atlantic and Pacific.

Australian Scientists Discover New Corals on most Comprehensive Deep Sea Study of Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Marine Parks

09.09.2020
For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia’s first observation of an extremely rare fish.

First Completely Remote At-Sea Science Expedition in Australia`s Coral Sea Marine Park Discovers New Corals and Possible Speices Never Before seen

25.06.2020
Scientists working remotely with Schmidt Ocean Institute, one of the only at-sea science expeditions to continue operating during the global pandemic, have completed a first look at deep waters in the Coral Sea never before seen. The Australian science team discovered the deepest living hard corals in Eastern Australian waters, sighted fish in regions where they had never been found before, and identified up to 10 new marine species of fish, snails, and sponges.

Schmidt Ocean Institute to Boost Public Understanding of the Ocean Through Expanded Partnership with NOAA

11.06.2020
Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that it will formalize and expand its longstanding partnership with NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research to explore, characterize and map the deep ocean and boost public understanding of the global ocean. The newly signed memorandum of agreement with NOAA could expand the United States’ ability to explore, map the seafloor and publicly share the discoveries

New Species Discovered during Exploration of Abyssal Deep Sea Canyons off Ningaloo

14.04.2020
Unique fauna of the Cape Range and Cloates Canyons off of Ningaloo have been documented at unexplored depths by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. Seemingly the longest animal ever recorded, glass sponges, and octopus squid are among species seen for the first time in Western Australia.
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