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It has come to our attention that Schmidt Ocean Institute has accrued multiple Google Plus pages over the years. In an effort to streamline our updates, this page will be deleted in the coming week. Please follow us at: plus.google.com/105974962726461357418 
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The ‪#‎TamuMassif‬ cruise has been tremendously successful having sailed 98% of the planned track lines in an ambitious pre-cruise plan. Now what to do with all that data? Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5178
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Now that the mapping is finished and Falkor is on her way back to Guam, take a few moments to learn a little bit more about the maps that were created, and why the team was so interested in the magnetic anomalies of ‪#‎TamuMassif‬: 
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Last November, Research Vessel Falkor discovered a seamount (an underwater mountain). This month the International Hydrographic Organization and UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission approved Schmidt Ocean Institute’s application to name the seamount. Falkor Seamount has official been documented and commemorated. http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5111
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Bathymetric maps are one piece of the puzzle needed to gain insight on the formation of #TamuMassif. The science team on R/V Falkor just completed their fifth mapping track, and are working hard to fill in as many information gaps as possible. Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5067
A comparison of Tamu Massif maps. A comparison of Tamu Massif maps. (Left) Map showing actual high-resolution depth soundings. (Right) Map of Tamu Massif created using high-resolution data combined with satellite data. Rough seas from the port hole. Rough seas are visible from the port hole in ...
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After 10 days of travel, R/V Falkor has finally arrived at ‪#‎TamuMassif‬! During the transit, we mapped over 100 hours with millions of soundings that produced never before seen images of the ocean floor. The arrival at Tamu Massif is an exciting and historical moment for the science team and Falkor’s crew. Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5042
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‪#‎TamuMassif‬ officially begins! 
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Rachel Edwards, our Student Opportunity Participant on the ‪#‎TamuMassif‬ cruise shares her final thoughts and reflections on the expedition: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5167
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The science team on Falkor is currently mapping the last lines before heading to Guam. Even though we will be heading home shortly, we will still collect important magnetic data as we head SW to Guam and sail across the magnetic lineations south of ‪#‎TamuMassif‬. Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5154
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How are we connecting with classes while at sea and what are they learning about ‪#‎TamuMassif‬? Find out more about the 1000 students we have reached and what resources are available for educators: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/5076
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A scalar magnetometer measures the total strength of the Earth’s magnetic field consisting of solar winds, the Earth’s core, and iron-bearing rocks in the crust. The magnetometer is one of the instruments being used to gain insight as to how #TamuMassif was formed. Learn more here:  
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Can Tech Help Clean Up Our Oceans Before It's Too Late? via @forbes http://onforb.es/1jkdTr6
The Falkor ocean research vessel. Image: Schmidt Ocean Institute Our oceans are in grave danger. Scientists have been telling us this for quite some time to no avail. But recently, a plethora of research has surfaced, noting just how horrible we humans have treated the sea and what the consequences of that [...]
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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.