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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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Scientists aboard Falkor have been using our Sea Eye Falcon ROV to sample 42 hard coral species in depths of 40-70 m at Scott Reef. Of those samples, 34 are also found at shallow sites, which means that the population and functional footprint of many corals extends beyond the shallow reef. Learn more about why this is important: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4337 #ReefConnections
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Yesterday Falkor recovered ocean moorings from the deep channel between North and South Scott Reef that were deployed more than two weeks ago, in water hundreds of meters deep. Get a peak of how the team did this: https://youtu.be/fjKjMFyk0AM and learn more in today's blog: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4317 ‪#‎ReefConnections‬
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Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the historical event whereupon the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the beaches of Gallipoli, Turkey. Falkor’s crew and visiting science party took time to commemorate the day with a ceremony at dawn. Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4307
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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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The science team on Falkor has been surveying the #ScottReef for evidence of damage or disease http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4322
Based on preliminary ROV surveys, the team estimates that the reef has less than 1% of disease or bleaching.Now that's good news! Don't forget to check out the ROV dives yourself at: http://schmidtocean.org/story/show/4228
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Yesterday scientists and crew on Falkor took continuous oceanographic samples at Scott Reef Lagoon for 12. 4 hours. This is to ensure that the they capture the entire lunar tide cycle, which is the dominant tide pumping water in and out of the lagoon. Learn more here: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/4313 #ReefConnections
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Seafloor depth is the most fundamentally important variable that affects ocean circulation. Yesterday, the science team on Falkor  filled another hole in the knowledge gap of the ocean by mapping 
more of the region surrounding Scott Reef and found that there are no seamounts where the charts said they should be #ReefConnections
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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.