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Most tectonic action goes on plate boundaries - its interior is not supposed to do much, but somebody forgot to tell the Indo-Australian plate. And so, on April 11th 2012 it did what nobody thought was possible, producing the largest strike-slip earthquake in our planet’s history. Find out what the #MEGATERA expedition is learning about this unique event: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4593
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 “It’s about trying to understand how earthquakes can generate tsunamis. - that’s the bottom line." - Dr. Satish Singh, Earth Observatory of Singapore, one of the Principal Investigators on Falkor. Learn more about #MEGATERA here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4575
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We wanted to answer all of your questions about earthquakes, tsunamis and the ‪#‎MEGATERA‬ expedition. Learn more about subduction zones and the Mentawai Gap here: http://goo.gl/9F35eV
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Schmidt Ocean Institute is proud to now be a part of the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) online data system. All of RV Falkor's shipboard data from cruises that took place in 2014 is now available in R2R’s Cruise Catalog and a link to the data can also be found on our website under each cruise #GotData
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Calling all students! The applications for student opportunities to sail aboard Falkor this summer are due one week today. Learn more here: http://schmidtocean.org/story/show/4044
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Falkor is on her way to Darwin after an exhilarating 23 days at sea. What have the scientists on board discovered and what comes next? http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4346
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Mapping continues as the team on Falkor looks for the geological structures that could possibly cause a strong seismic event. #MEGATERA
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Meet Dr. Satish Singh, one of the amazing lead scientists on the #MEGATERA expedition. Learn what inspires his science in today's blog: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4567
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What do ghosts, feathers and painting have to do with mapping below the seafloor? Find out in today's blog on the ‪#‎MEGATERA‬ expedition with Earth Observatory of Singapore, LIPI, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
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In January, we installed a cluster of high-performance computers on Falkor, making her the first research vessel with a supercomputing system available to scientists during research cruises. Find out how this was critical to the ‪#‎ReefConnections‬ cruise: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4361
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#ScottReef is a highly energetic region with oscillating and strong tidally driven currents. Find out what other observations were made over the past three weeks. #ReefConnections
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The ‪#‎ReefConnections‬ cruise in the ‪#‎TimorSea‬ is beginning to wind down. Yesterday was the last day at ‪#‎ScottReef‬. Scientists are now carefully cleaning instruments and downloading data. With more than 50 instruments deployed this will be a lengthy process http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4341
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Seeking to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans.
Introduction

Schmidt Ocean Institute supports research and exploration projects that help expand the understanding of the world's oceans through technological advancements, data-rich observation and analysis, and open sharing of information. 

Vision

The world's oceans understood through technological advancement, intelligent sensing, and open sharing of information.

Mission

We combine advanced science with state-of-the art technology on our globally capable research vessels to create a lasting legacy in ocean exploration and discovery, catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans, and foster deeper understanding of our environment. 

Our mission is intentionally broad, as we approach ocean research from the engineering and operational perspectives:  We aim to maintain and operate R/V Falkor as a multi-functional ocean research platform suitable for a variety of scientific projects that fit within the scope of our mission. 

Our operational model is based on supporting scientific research at sea by providing the collaborating scientists with free access to our research vessel, on-board equipment, and associated technical support in exchange for a commitment to openly share the resulting scientific data.

Values

The following values embody our culture and work practices:

  • Proactive approach:  We foster enthusiasm and the sense of purpose throughout our team and collaborators.
  • Integrity:  We are committed to the highest standards of conduct and hold ourselves accountable to the aspirations of our Founders.
  • Sharing:  We openly share our discoveries and knowledge to promote scientific progress and catalyze global social awareness.
  • Open-mindedness:  We keep our minds open to various perspectives, including those that are different from our own.
  • Professionalism:  We take disciplined and informed approach in planning our activities.  We are diligent in execution and performance evaluations.  We learn from both our successes and failures.
  • Collaboration:  We recognize that our impact is multiplied by leveraging the efforts, knowledge, and resources of our collaborators.