Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies
Providing NOAA with a world-class mapping center to develop unique technologies to map, identify, and respond to a variety of threats in the world’s ocean and coastal zones.
Written by: Jaden Crute (B.S. Engineering Student)Marine engineering isn’t typically something you would think of when imagining an engineer's potential career path. Despite this, it makes a lot of sense that the fields of marine science and engineering overlap. I...
As I step foot on board the Nancy Foster, it’s hard to believe I’m here. As we go around the lab making introductions, most people are in a field related to seafloor mapping, benthic habitats, geology, and sonar engineering. Once again, I am surrounded by marine scientists. As an archeologist I don’t quite fit that mold.
We are in a self-contained vessel and all around us is the greatest source of life on Earth — the balancing force of weather and what makes our planet livable — our Oceans. However, this situation is actually a great paradox.
What we do
The intended benefits of COMIT will serve a diverse community of constituencies by developing, testing and implementing better, cheaper, and faster approaches to ocean and coastal mapping.
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