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Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union

By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, accepted the award at the AGU fall meeting in December 2018. Named after Dr. Maurice Ewing,

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Two-Way Broadcast is Live On Board Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean

Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13. The expedition’s scientists and engineers will talk about their research, including their use of submersibles, and answer questions from the audience. The

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ROV Hercules Used to Study Deep Sea Sediments and Compare Modern Biology to the Past

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB—General animal characteristics of the Santa Barbara Basin deep sea animal communities have been described in previous studies. But thanks to state-of-the-art underwater exploration technology in the form of the ROV Hercules, UC Santa Barbara paleoceanographers Dorothy Pak and James Kennett, geophysicist Craig Nicholson and colleagues at the University of Washington, including lead author Sarah Myrhe, recently got

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