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  • LARRY MAYER is a Professor and the Director of the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. He graduated magna cum laude with an Honors degree in Geology from the University of Rhode Island in 1973 and received a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Marine Geophysics in 1979. At Scripps, he worked with the Marine Physical Laboratory's Deep-Tow Geophysical package, applying this sophisticated acoustic sensor to problems of deep-sea mapping and the history of climate. After being selected as an astronaut candidate finalist for NASA's first class of mission specialists, Larry went on to a Post-Doc at the School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island where he worked on the early development of the Chirp Sonar and problems of deep-sea sediment transport and paleoceanography. In 1982, he became an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Oceanography at Dalhousie University and in 1991 moved to the University of New Brunswick to take up the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ocean Mapping. In 2000 Larry became the founding director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire and the co-director of the NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center.

    Larry has participated in more than 90 cruises (over 70 months at sea!) during the last 35 years, and has been chief or co-chief scientist of numerous expeditions, including two legs of the Ocean Drilling Program and eight mapping expeditions in the ice covered regions of the high Arctic. He has served on, or chaired, far too many international panels and committees and has the requisite large number of publications on a variety of topics in marine geology and geophysics. He is the recipient of the Keen Medal for Marine Geology and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stockholm. He was a member of the President’s Panel on Ocean Exploration, National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for the Geosciences, and chaired a National Academy of Science Committee on national needs for coastal mapping and charting as well as the recently completed National Academies report on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the co-chair of the NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group, and the Vice-Chair of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership’s Board of Trustees, and is currently the Chair of the National Academies of Science’s Oceans Studies Board, a member of the State Dept.’s Extended Continental Shelf Task Force and the Navy’s SCICEX Advisory Committee. In 2016 Larry was appointed by President Obama to the Arctic Research Commission.

    Larry's current research deals with sonar imaging and remote characterization of the seafloor as well as advanced applications of 3-D visualization to ocean mapping problems and applications of mapping to Law of the Sea issues, particularly in the Arctic.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 A wideband acoustic method for direct assessment of bubble-mediated methane fluxContinental Shelf Research.  173:104-115. 2019
    2018 Seal Occurrence and Habitat Use during Summer in Petermann Fjord, Northwestern GreenlandArctic.  71:334-348. 2018
    2018 Acoustic mapping of mixed layer depthOcean Science.  14:503-514. 2018
    2018 A framework to quantify uncertainties of seafloor backscatter from swath mapping echosoundersMarine Geophysical Researches.  39:151-168. 2018
    2018 The Holocene retreat dynamics and stability of Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland.Nature Communications.  9:2104. 2018
    2018 Submerged Sea Caves of Southern California's Continental BorderlandOceanography.  31:30-31. 2018
    2018 The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World's Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030Geosciences (Switzerland).  8:63-63. 2018
    2018 Bathymetry and oceanic flow structure at two deep passages crossing the Lomonosov RidgeOcean Science.  14:1-13. 2018
    2018 A Bathymetry- and Reflectivity-Based Approach for Seafloor SegmentationGeosciences (Switzerland).  8:14-14. 2018
    2018 An Automatic Procedure for the Quantitative Characterization of Submarine BedformsGeosciences (Switzerland).  8:28-28. 2018
    2017 BedMachine v3: Complete Bed Topography and Ocean Bathymetry Mapping of Greenland From Multibeam Echo Sounding Combined With Mass Conservation.Geophysical Research Letters.  44:11051-11061. 2017
    2017 Acoustic Mapping of Thermohaline Staircases in the Arctic Ocean.Scientific Reports.  7:15192. 2017
    2017 The De Long Trough: a newly discovered glacial trough on the East Siberian continental marginClimate of the Past.  13:1269-1284. 2017
    2017 Post-glacial flooding of the Bering Land Bridge dated to 11 cal ka BP based on new geophysical and sediment recordsClimate of the Past.  13:991-1005. 2017
    2016 Exploration of Hydrothermal Vents Along the Galapagos Spreading CenterOceanography.  29:35-37. 2016
    2016 Mapping the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Nautilus Mapping 2015Oceanography.  29:38-39. 2016
    2016 Evidence for an ice shelf covering the central Arctic Ocean during the penultimate glaciation.Nature Communications.  7:10365. 2016
    2016 An ultrahigh-latitude submarine channel: Northern Chukchi RiseGeological Society Memoir.  46:391-392. 2016
    2016 Cascades and plunge pools on the continental slope of the Gulf of AlaskaGeological Society Memoir.  46:389-390. 2016
    2016 Chatham Fan and adjacent upper Baranof Fan channels and levee, US Gulf of Alaska marginGeological Society Memoir.  46:387-388. 2016
    2016 Glacial landforms in a hard bedrock terrain, Melville Bay, northwestern GreenlandGeological Society Memoir.  46:201-202. 2016
    2016 Mapping submarine glacial landforms using acoustic methodsGeological Society Memoir.  46:17-40. 2016
    2015 High resolution mapping of offshore and onshore glaciogenic features in metamorphic bedrock terrain, Melville Bay, northwestern GreenlandGeomorphology.  250:29-40. 2015
    2015 Inventory and comparative evaluation of seabed mapping, classification and modeling activities in the Northwest Atlantic, USA to support regional ocean planningNetherlands Journal of Sea Research Journal of Sea Research.  100:133-140. 2015
    2015 First bedrock samples dredged from submarine outcrops in the Chukchi Borderland, Arctic OceanGeosphere.  11:76-92. 2015
    2015 Arctic Ocean Bathymetry: A Necessary Geospatial FrameworkArctic.  68:41-47. 2015
    2014 Application of landscape mosaics for the assessment of subtidal macroalgae communities using the CFR indexDeep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.  106:207-215. 2014
    2014 Arctic Ocean glacial historyQuaternary Science Reviews.  92:40-67. 2014
    2014 Acoustic estimates of methane gas flux from the seabed in a 6000 km(2) region in the Northern Gulf of MexicoGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  15:1911-1925. 2014
    2014 Evaluation of arctic multibeam sonar data quality using nadir crossover error analysis and compilation of a full-resolution data productComputers and Geosciences.  66:228-236. 2014
    2013 A detailed seabed signature from Hurricane Sandy revealed in bedforms and scourGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  14:4334-4340. 2013
    2012 Estimating oil concentration and flow rate with calibrated vessel-mounted acoustic echo sounders.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  109:20240-20245. 2012
    2012 Scientific basis for safely shutting in the Macondo Well after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  109:20268-20273. 2012
    2012 Gathering Multibeam Bathymetry Aboard IcebreakersSea Technology.  53:10-13. 2012
    2012 Geological interpretation of a low-backscatter anomaly found on the New Jersey continental marginMarine Geology.  326:46-54. 2012
    2012 Sediment mixing in the tropical Pacific and radiolarian stratigraphyGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  13:n/a-n/a. 2012
    2012 The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0Geophysical Research Letters.  39:n/a-n/a. 2012
    2012 Construction of seafloor thematic maps from multibeam acoustic backscatter angular response dataComputers and Geosciences.  41:181-187. 2012
    2012 Acoustic observations of oil and gas in the northern Gulf of Mexico during and after the Deepwater Horizon spillACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  243. 2012
    2011 Erratum to: Sediment identification using free fall penetrometer acceleration-time histories (Mar Geophys Res, 10.1007/s11001-011-9116-2)Marine Geophysical Researches.  32:413. 2011
    2011 Sediment identification using free fall penetrometer acceleration-time historiesMarine Geophysical Researches.  32:397-411. 2011
    2010 An Arctic Ocean ice shelf during MIS 6 constrained by new geophysical and geological dataQuaternary Science Reviews.  29:3505-3517. 2010
    2009 Angular range analysis of acoustic themes from Stanton Banks Ireland: A link between visual interpretation and multibeam echosounder angular signaturesApplied Acoustics.  70:1298-1304. 2009
    2009 Effects of a large fishing closure on benthic communities in the western Gulf of Maine: recovery from the effects of gillnets and otter trawlsFishery Bulletin.  107:308-317. 2009
    2009 Measurements of acoustic backscatter and density of captive Atlantic cod with synchronized 300-kHz multibeam and 120-kHz split-beam echosoundersICES Journal of Marine Science.  66:1303-1309. 2009
    2009 Submarine basalts from the Alpha Mendeleev Ridge and Chukchi Borderland: Geochemistry of the first intraplate lavas recovered from the Arctic OceanGeochmica et Cosmochimica Acta.  73:A912-A912. 2009
    2008 US UNCLOS multi-beam dataHydro International.  12. 2008
    2008 An improved bathymetric portrayal of the Arctic Ocean: Implications for ocean modeling and geological, geophysical and oceanographic analysesGeophysical Research Letters.  35:n/a-n/a. 2008
    2007 Drowned shelf-edge deltas, barrier islands and related features along the outer continental shelf north of the head of De Soto Canyon, NE Gulf of MexicoGeomorphology.  89:370-390. 2007
    2007 Dissolution of biogenic ooze over basement edifices in the equatorial Pacific with implications for hydrothermal ventilation of the oceanic crustGeology.  35:679-682. 2007
    2007 Geophysical insights into the Transition fault debate: Propagating strike slip in response to stalling Yakutat block subduction in the Gulf of AlaskaGeology.  35:763-766. 2007
    2007 Geophysical insights into the transition fault debate: Propagating strike slip in response to stalling Yakutat block subduction in the Gulf of AlaskaGeology.  35:763-766. 2007
    2007 Investigation of seabed fishing impacts on benthic structure using multi-beam sonar, sidescan sonar, and videoICES Journal of Marine Science.  64:1053-1065. 2007
    2007 The early Miocene onset of a ventilated circulation regime in the Arctic Ocean.Nature Nature: New biology.  447:986-990. 2007
    2007 Remote estimation of surficial seafloor properties through the application Angular Range Analysis to multibeam sonar dataMarine Geophysical Researches.  28:119-126. 2007
    2007 High-resolution mapping of mines and ripples at the Martha's vineyard coastal observatoryIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  32:133-149. 2007
    2007 Mine burial experiments at the Martha's vineyard coastal observatoryIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  32:150-166. 2007
    2006 Mapping supports potential submission to U.N. Law of the SeaEos.  87:157-159. 2006
    2006 Stratigraphic model predictions of geoacoustic propertiesIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  31:266-283. 2006
    2006 Frontiers in seafloor mapping and visualizationMarine Geophysical Researches.  27:7-17. 2006
    2005 60 k.y. record of extension across the western boundary of the Basin and Range province: Estimate of slip rates from offset shoreline terraces and a catastrophic slide beneath Lake TahoeGeology.  33:365-368. 2005
    2005 Protocols for calibrating multibeam sonar.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  117:2013-2027. 2005
    2005 Protocols for calibrating multibeam sonar.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  117:2013-2027. 2005
    2005 Detailed investigation of sorted bedforms, or "rippled scour depressions," within the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, MassachusettsContinental Shelf Research.  25:461-484. 2005
    2005 Multibeam bathymetric and sediment profiler evidence for ice grounding on the Chukchi Borderland, Arctic OceanQuaternary Research.  63:150-160. 2005
    2005 US law of the sea mappingHydro International.  9:42-45. 2005
    2005 Shelf-edge deltas and drowned barrier-island complexes on the northwest Florida outer continental shelfGeomorphology.  64:133-166. 2005
    2005 An integrated approach to flood hazard assessment on alluvial fans using numerical modeling, field mapping, and remote sensingBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  117:1167-1167. 2005
    2005 An integrated approach to flood hazard assessment on alluvial fans using numerical modeling, field mapping, and remote sensingBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  117:1167-1180. 2005
    2004 Seabed characterization on the New Jersey middle and outer shelf: correlatability and spatial variability of seafloor sediment propertiesMarine Geology.  209:147-172. 2004
    2003 Paleoseismology of the Palu-Lake Hazar segment of the East Anatolian Fault Zone, TurkeyTectonophysics.  374:163-197. 2003
    2003 Geomorphology, acoustic backscatter, and processes in Santa Monica Bay from multibeam mapping.Marine Environmental Research.  56:15-46. 2003
    2003 Automatic processing of high-rate, high-density multibeam echosounder dataGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  4:n/a-n/a. 2003
    2003 Automated segmentation of seafloor bathymetry from multibeam echosounder data using local Fourier histogram texture featuresJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  285:355-370. 2003
    2003 Surface, subsurface, and deep imaging: Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of seismic and acoustic dataEnergy Exploration and Exploitation.  21:303-307. 2003
    2002 Morphology, volcanism, and mass wasting in Crater Lake, OregonBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  114:675-692. 2002
    2002 The high-frequency backscattering angular response of gassy sediments: model/data comparison from the Eel River Margin, California.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  111:2621-2631. 2002
    2002 3D visualization for pelagic fisheries research and assessmentICES Journal of Marine Science.  59:216-225. 2002
    2002 Commercial fishing vessels, automatic acoustic logging systems and 3D data visualizationICES Journal of Marine Science.  59:179-189. 2002
    2001 Derivation of delta O-18 from sediment core log data: Implications for millennial-scale climate change in the Labrador SeaPaleoceanography.  16:503-514. 2001
    2001 Elastic rebound following the Kocaeli earthquake, Turkey, recorded using synthetic aperture radar interferometryGeology.  29:495-498. 2001
    2001 Enhanced Acoustic Backscatter Due to High Abundance of Sand Dollars, Dendraster excentricusMarine Georesources and Geotechnology.  19:135-145. 2001
    2001 Enhanced acoustic backscatter due to high abundance of sand dollars, Dendraster excentricusMarine Georesources and Geotechnology.  19:135-145. 2001
    2001 Shallow Water Survey 2001: Papers based on selected presentations from the Second International Conference on High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water - IntroductionMarine Technology Society Journal.  35:3-4. 2001
    2000 Morphology and processes in Lake Tahoe (California-Nevada)Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.  112:736-746. 2000
    1999 High-resolution swath sonar investigation of sand ridge, dune and ribbon morphology in the offshore environment of the New Jersey marginMarine Geology.  161:307-337. 1999
    1999 Data structures for fast searching of SEG-Y seismic dataComputers and Geosciences.  25:179-190. 1999
    1999 Acoustic backscatter of the 1995 flood deposit on the Eel shelfMarine Geology.  154:197-210. 1999
    1999 Detailed investigation of continental shelf morphology using a high-resolution swath sonar survey: the Eel margin, northern CaliforniaMarine Geology.  154:255-269. 1999
    1998 High-resolution multibeam bathymetry of East and West Flower Gardens and Stetson Banks, Gulf of MexicoGulf of Mexico Science.  16:131-143. 1998
    1998 Modelling of Pliocene-Pleistocene abyssal mudwaves using synthetic seismogramsMarine Geology.  149:3-16. 1998
    1998 Mapping U.S. Continental Shelves: Enabled by High-Resolution Multibeam Systems, Advances in Data Processing, USGS Begins Systematic Mapping ProgramSea Technology.  39:10-17. 1998
    1998 Mapping US continental shelvesSea Technology.  39:10-17. 1998
    1997 Core-log-seismic integration as a framework for determining the basin-wide significance of regional reflectors in the eastern equatorial PacificGeophysical Research Letters.  24:321-324. 1997
    1996 Shallow-water imaging multibeam sonars: A new tool for investigating seafloor processes in the coastal zone and on the continental shelfMarine Geophysical Researches.  18:607-629. 1996
    1996 Swath mapping on the continental shelf and slope: The Eel river basin, Northern CaliforniaOceanography.  9:178-182. 1996
    1996 Three-dimensional visualization of orbital forcing and climatic reponse: Interactively exploring the pacemaker of the ice agesInternational Journal of Earth Sciences.  85:505-512. 1996
    1996 Three-dimensional visualization of orbital forcing and climatic response: Interactively exploring the pacemaker of the ice agesGeologische Rundschau.  85:505-512. 1996
    1995 EditorialPaleoceanography.  10:157-158. 1995
    1994 GREAT-LAKES PALEOHYDROLOGY - COMPLEX INTERPLAY OF GLACIAL MELTWATER, LAKE LEVELS, AND SILL DEPTHSGeology.  22:1059-1062. 1994
    1994 SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHY OF LAKE HURON - GEORGIAN BAY AND POSTGLACIAL LAKE LEVEL HISTORYCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences.  31:1606-1617. 1994
    1994 STRATIGRAPHY AND PALEOLIMNOLOGIC RECORD OF LOWER HOLOCENE SEDIMENTS IN NORTHERN LAKE HURON AND GEORGIAN BAYCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences.  31:1586-1605. 1994
    1994 LAKES OF THE HURON BASIN - THEIR RECORD OF RUNOFF FROM THE LAURENTIDE ICE-SHEETQuaternary Science Reviews.  13:891-922. 1994
    1994 PALEOCEANOGRAPHY FROM A SINGLE HOLE TO THE OCEAN BASINS - THROUGH SEISMICS AND LOGGINGOceanus.  36:40-44. 1994
    1993 CALCULATION OF ACOUSTIC PARAMETERS BY A FILTER-CORRELATION METHODJournal of the Acoustical Society of America.  93:1145-1154. 1993
    1992 DOWNHOLE LOGGING AS A PAEOCEANOGRAPHIC TOOL ON OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 138: INTERFACE BETWEEN HIGH-RESOLUTION STRATIGRAPHY AND REGIONAL SYNTHESESPaleoceanography.  7:691-700. 1992
    1992 THE RECORD OF ONTONG JAVA PLATEAU - MAIN RESULTS OF ODP LEG 130Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.  104:954-972. 1992
    1992 MARINE SEDIMENT CLASSIFICATION USING THE CHIRP SONARJournal of the Acoustical Society of America.  91:107-115. 1992
    1991 LONG CLIMATIC TIME-SERIES FROM SEDIMENT PHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTSJournal of Sedimentary Petrology.  61:1089-1108. 1991
    1991 EXTRACTION OF HIGH-RESOLUTION CARBONATE DATA FOR PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONNature Nature: New biology.  352:148-150. 1991
    1990 GIANT FLUTE-LIKE SCOUR AND OTHER EROSIONAL FEATURES FORMED BY THE 1929 GRAND-BANKS TURBIDITY-CURRENTSedimentology.  37:631-645. 1990
    1990 LARGE-SCALE CURRENT-INDUCED EROSION AND DEPOSITION IN THE PATH OF THE 1929 GRAND-BANKS TURBIDITY-CURRENTSedimentology.  37:613-629. 1990
    1990 Large-scale current-induced erosion and deposition in the path of the 1929 Grand Banks turbidity currentSedimentology.  37:613-629. 1990
    1990 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE OCEANIC RECORD TO THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CHANGE ON 3 TIME SCALES - REPORT OF WORKING GROUP-1, INTERLAKEN WORKSHOP FOR PAST GLOBAL CHANGESGlobal and Planetary Change.  82:5-37. 1990
    1990 Contributions from the oceanic record to the study of global change on three time scales — Report of working group 1, Interlaken workshop for past global changesGlobal and Planetary Change.  2:5-37. 1990
    1989 CHIRP SUBBOTTOM PROFILER FOR QUANTITATIVE SEDIMENT ANALYSISGeophysics.  54:445-450. 1989
    1989 THE MORPHOLOGY AND TECTONICS OF THE MARK AREA FROM SEA BEAM AND SEA MARC-I OBSERVATIONS (MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE 23-DEGREES-N)Marine Geophysical Researches.  10:59-90. 1989
    1988 DENSE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES AT 3850-M ON THE LAURENTIAN FAN AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DEPOSITS OF THE 1929 GRAND BANKS EARTHQUAKEDeep-Sea Research, Part A: Oceanographic Research Papers.  35:1235-1246. 1988
    1987 CENOZOIC PALEOCEANOGRAPHY 1986: AN INTRODUCTIONPaleoceanography.  2:613-623. 1987
    1986 Equatorial pacific seismic reflectors as indicators of global oceanographic events.Science The Scientific monthly.  233:761-764. 1986
    1982 ACOUSTIC AND RELATED PROPERTIES OF CALCAREOUS DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTSJournal of Sedimentary Petrology.  52:733-753. 1982
    1981 Excepftonally strong near-bottom flows on the continental rise of nova scotia.Science The Scientific monthly.  213:887-888. 1981
    1981 EROSIONAL TROUGHS IN DEEP-SEA CARBONATES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO BASEMENT STRUCTUREMarine Geology.  39:59-80. 1981
    1980 DEEP-SEA CARBONATES - PHYSICAL PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS AND THE ORIGIN OF HIGH-FREQUENCY ACOUSTIC REFLECTORSMarine Geology.  38:165-183. 1980
    1980 HYDRAULIC PISTON CORING OF LATE NEOGENE AND QUATERNARY SECTIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND EQUATORIAL PACIFIC - PRELIMINARY-RESULTS OF DEEP-SEA DRILLING PROJECT LEG 68Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.  91:433-444. 1980
    1980 NEAR-BOTTOM SEISMIC PROFILING - HIGH LATERAL VARIABILITY, ANOMALOUS AMPLITUDES, AND ESTIMATES OF ATTENUATIONJournal of the Acoustical Society of America.  68:1391-1402. 1980
    1979 Deep sea carbonates: acoustic, physical, and stratigraphic properties, ( equatorial Pacific).Journal of Sedimentary Petrology.  49:819-836. 1979
    1979 DEEP-SEA CARBONATES - ACOUSTIC, PHYSICAL, AND STRATIGRAPHIC PROPERTIESJournal of Sedimentary Petrology.  49:819-836. 1979
    1979 ORIGIN OF FINE SCALE ACOUSTIC STRATIGRAPHY IN DEEP-SEA CARBONATESJournal of Geophysical Research.  84:6177-6184. 1979
    1978 DEEP-SEA CARBONATES - ACOUSTIC REFLECTORS AND LYSOCLINE FLUCTUATIONSGeology.  6:11-15. 1978
    1977 DEEP-SEA CARBONATES - ACOUSTIC REFLECTORS AND LYSOCLINE FLUCTUATIONSTRANSACTIONS-AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION.  58:405-405. 1977
    1976 DISTRIBUTION OF CARBONATE IN SURFACE SEDIMENTS OF PACIFIC OCEANJournal of Geophysical Research.  81:2617-2627. 1976

    Book

    Year Title
    1985 SEISMIC MODELING AND PALEOCEANOGRAPHY AT DEEP-SEA DRILLING PROJECT SITE-574.  Ed. 85.  1985
    1985 THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY BELT - ELEMENTS FOR A SYNTHESIS OF DEEP-SEA DRILLING PROJECT LEG-85 RESULTS.  Ed. 85.  1985
    1982 Physical properties of sediment recovered on Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 68 with the Hydraulic Piston Corer. 1982

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 Design of Nereid-UI: A Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle for Oceanographic Access Under IceOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2014
    2013 Acoustic and optical observations of methane gas seeps in the Gulf of MexicoProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 075046-075046. 2013
    2013 Designing Improved Sediment Transport Visualizations Binding a GIS data model with human perception researchOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2013
    2012 Acoustic sensing of gas seeps in the deep ocean with split-beam echosounders11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. 189-195. 2012
    2012 Acoustic sensing of gas seeps in the deep ocean with split-beam echosoundersProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 070057. 2012
    2009 "Ocean Mapping" in 2025OCEANOGRAPHY IN 2025. 153-156. 2009
    2009 Advanced Mid-Water Tools for 4D Marine Data Fusion and AnalysisOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2323-+. 2009
    2008 The northeast bentho-pelagic observatory (NEBO) to support sea scallop fisheries and ecosystem approaches to managementJournal of Shellfish Research. 1010-1010. 2008
    2007 Acoustic positioning and tracking in Portsmouth Harbor, New HampshireOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 898-901. 2007
    2006 Deep-sea geo-referenced video mosaicsOCEANS 2006. 1-6. 2006
    2006 Geo-referencing video mosaicsProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing, VIIP 2006. 571-578. 2006
    2005 Benthic habitat mapping with advanced technologies and their applicationBenthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing. 139-140. 2005
    2005 Ground-truthing benthic habitat characteristics using video mosaic imagesBenthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing. 171-177. 2005
    2004 Deep-sea image processingOCEANS '04 MTS/IEEE TECHNO-OCEAN '04, VOLS 1- 2, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS. 1-4. 647-652. 2004
    2003 Calibrating a 200-kHz multibeam sonar in a large freshwater tankOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1637. 2003
    2003 Acoustic transducer calibration systemOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2093-2099. 2003
    2003 Calibrating a 90-kHz multibeam sonarOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1633-1636. 2003
    2003 Seafloor segmentation based on bathymetric measurements from multibeam echosounder dataSEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND ITS APPLICATIONS, VOL 1, PROCEEDINGS. 529-532. 2003
    2002 Calculation of in situ acoustic wavetroperties in marine sedimentsIMPACT OF LITTORAL ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY ON ACOUSTIC PREDICTIONS AND SONAR PERFORMANCE. 123-130. 2002
    2002 Dealing with increasing data volumes and decreasing resourcesOCEANS 2002 MTS/IEEE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION, VOLS 1-4, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 1212-1222. 2002
    2002 In-situ determination of the variability of seafloor acoustic properties: An example from the ONR Geoclutter areaIMPACT OF LITTORAL ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY ON ACOUSTIC PREDICTIONS AND SONAR PERFORMANCE. 115-122. 2002
    2002 Sensor-assisted video mapping of the seafloorOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1562-1568. 2002
    2001 GeoZui3D: Data fusion for interpreting oceanographic dataOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1960-1964. 2001
    2001 Multibeam sonar calibration: removal of static surface reverberation by coherent echo subtractionOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2498-2502. 2001
    2001 Multibeam sonar calibration: target localization in azimuthOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2506-2510. 2001
    2000 Multibeam sonar backscatter lineaments and anthropogenic organic components in lacustrine silty clay, evidence of shipping in western Lake OntarioInternational Journal of Coal Geology. 307-324. 2000
    2000 Interactive 3-D visualization: A tool for seafloor navigation, exploration and engineeringOCEANS 2000 MTS/IEEE - WHERE MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEET, VOLS 1-3, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 913-919. 2000
    2000 Satellite remote sensing of flood related landscape change resulting from hurricanes in Baja California and the southwestern United StatesIAHS Publication (International Association of Hydrological Sciences). 201-214. 2000
    2000 TracEd: A remote acoustic seafloor characterization system for use with vertical incidence echosoundersOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1211-1217. 2000
    1998 Multibeam sonar: Potential applications for fisheries researchJournal of Shellfish Research. 1463-1467. 1998
    1997 Interactive 3D tools for pipeline route planningOCEANS '97 MTS/IEEE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1 AND 2. 1216-1221. 1997
    1996 Lassoo! An interactive graphical tool for seafloor classificationOCEANS '96 MTS/IEEE, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1-3 / SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. 1064-1070. 1996
    1993 THE OCEANSGeoscience Canada. 123-128. 1993
    1993 A MULTI-FACETED ACOUSTIC GROUND-TRUTHING EXPERIMENT IN THE BAY OF FUNDY1993 SURVEYING AND MAPPING CONFERENCE - CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE, CHARTING OUR FUTURE. 112-123. 1993
    1993 PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION OF 95 KHZ BACKSCATTER DATA FROM SHALLOW-WATER MULTIBEAM SONARSOCEANS 93 - PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1-3. B437-B442. 1993
    1990 PHYSICAL AND ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF ARCTIC-OCEAN DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS - PALEOCLIMATIC IMPLICATIONSGEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE POLAR OCEANS : ARCTIC VERSUS ANTARCTIC. 455-473. 1990

    Principal Investigator On

  • Seabed 2030: The Complete Mapping of the Ocean Floor by 2030  awarded by Stockholm University 2018 - 2021
  • Continuation of the NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2016 - 2020
  • Nippon Foundation GEBCO Training Program Year 15 & 16  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2018 - 2020
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Coordination and Promotion Network for Seabed 2030  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2018 - 2020
  • ASV Exploration  awarded by Ocean Exploration Trust 2019
  • Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI)  awarded by University of Rhode Island 2019
  • Nippon Foundation-GEBCO: Training Project-Years 13 & 14  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2016 - 2019
  • NIPPON FOUNDATION-GEBCO AMBASSADOR  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2015 - 2019
  • Nippon Foundation GEBCO Training Project Year 12  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2015 - 2019
  • Nippon Foundation GEBCO Training Project Year 11  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2014 - 2019
  • GEBCO Indian Ocean Bathymetric Compilation  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2012 - 2019
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2009 - 2019
  • Collaborative Research: Petermann Gletscher, Greenland Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2018
  • Gebco Training Project  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2004 - 2018
  • Seafloor Methane, Deposits, Eastern Siberian Arctic Ocean  awarded by Columbia University 2014 - 2018
  • Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Future of the Ocean Floor Forum  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2015 - 2017
  • Mapping and Quantifying Methane Seeps on the Eastern Siberian Shelf and Slope: A Component of the Swedish Russian US Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon Interactions (SWERUS-C3)  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2017
  • SOI R-V Falkor  awarded by Schmidt Ocean Institute 2013 - 2016
  • Continuation of the NOAA JHC at the University of New Hampshire  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2010 - 2016
  • Technical and Engineering Services for the Multibeam Systems Installed Aboard the research Vessel Sikuliaq  awarded by University of Alaska 2014
  • Bedform Parameterization and Object Detection from Autonomously Gathered Sonar Data-Application of a Finger Print Algorithm System  awarded by University of Delaware 2012 - 2014
  • Support for R/V Nautilus Mapping Activities  awarded by Ocean Exploration Trust 2013 - 2014
  • Machine Services for OKEANOS Project  awarded by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (Colorado) 2012 - 2013
  • EV Nautilus Mapping Support  awarded by Ocean Exploration Trust 2013
  • Expedition 343 JFAST-USSSP Support  awarded by Consortium for Ocean Leadership 2012 - 2013
  • 2006-2010 Joint Hydrographic Center  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2006 - 2012
  • Machine Services for OKEANOS Project  awarded by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (Colorado) 2012
  • A Mobile Bentho-Pelagic Observatory to Support Fisheries and Ecosystem Management  awarded by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2007 - 2011
  • Remote Identification of Seafloor Properties in Denied Areas  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2007 - 2010
  • Remote Identification of Marine Lithofacies Distribution Using Seabed Mapping Techniques  awarded by ConocoPhillips Co. 2009 - 2010
  • Desktop Study in Support of Law of the Sea  awarded by Bangladesh, Government of 2008
  • Training Project in Ocean Mapping  awarded by Gebco-Nippon Foundation 2008
  • Seafloor Video Moasic Research  awarded by US DOI, US Geological Survey 2005 - 2008
  • Generation of Geo-Referenced Video Mosaics in Support of Submersible and ROV Operations  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2008
  • Support of Benthic Habitat Mapping  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2005 - 2007
  • High Resolution Mapping and Backscatter Studies in Support of RIPPLES DRI  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2004 - 2006
  • Joint Hydrographic Center  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2001 - 2006
  • Recovery of Data in the Southern Pacific Region That can be Available for World Wide Compilation  awarded by Blodgett Foundation 2006
  • Training of Bangladesh Personnel: Desktop Study of Bangladesh Claim for Juridical Continental Shelf in the Bay of Bengal  awarded by Bangladesh, Government of 2006
  • Collaborative Digital High Resolution Seafloor Mapping  awarded by US DOI, US Geological Survey 1999 - 2006
  • Measurement of In Situ Acoustic Properties for Geoclutter  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2000 - 2005
  • 3-D Gis & Quantitative Backscatter Analysis of Strataform  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2000 - 2005
  • Survey of Mine Burial/Coastal Processes Experiment Site  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2002 - 2005
  • Seafloor Sounding Polar and Remote Regions  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2003 - 2004
  • Bathymeter Data Collection Hawaii  awarded by Scientific Solutions Inc 2003
  • Holocene NE Pacific Decadal to Millennial Scale Climate  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2002 - 2003
  • IN-Situ Sound Speed/Attenuation Probe Sediment Resistivity  awarded by University of Texas at Austin 2001 - 2003
  • Mine Burial Program Establishment of Website Database  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2000 - 2003
  • Calibrating Multibeam Sonars for Surveying Midwater Fish  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1999 - 2003
  • National Ocean Serv National Marine Fish Serv Meetings  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2001 - 2002
  • Reconnaissance Mapping of Martha's Vineyard Test Site  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2000 - 2002
  • Joint Hydrographic Center  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1998 - 2002
  • Research & Development Plan for DARPA/ONR  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2000 - 2001
  • Teaching Activities

  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2019
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2019
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2019
  • Seafloor Characterization Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Seminars I Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Seminars I Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Seminars I Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Seminars I Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2015
  • Seafloor Characterization Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Seminars I Taught course 2014
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2014
  • Ocean Mapping II Taught course 2014
  • Ocean Seminars II Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Geology/Earth Science, University of Rhode Island
  • Ph.D. Geology/Earth Science, University of California
  • Ph.D. Geophysics and Seismology, University of California
  • Full Name

  • Larry Mayer