Core

Focus Areas

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) is creating knowledge of our ocean planet by pushing the limits of science and new technologies while inspiring future generations of ocean explorers.

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Leadership In Ocean Science

Leadership In Ocean Science

The ocean shapes Earth's climate and weather, and the largest uncertainties reflect the marine environment. RUCOOL is focused on understanding the underlying processes that impact our ability to predict marine systems. Learn more »

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Developing a blue economy

Developing a blue economy

RUCOOL provides the most comprehensive ocean and atmospheric data supporting business and local-state-federal agencies to ensure smart and sustainable use of the coastal waters in the Mid-Atlantic. Learn more »

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Extreme ocean environments

Extreme ocean environments

RUCOOL is studying the most extreme ocean environments on Earth, spanning typhoons to ice-covered seas. The focus is not only on understanding these systems but how they will be modified by climate change. Learn more »

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Empowering the next generation

Empowering the next generation

RUCOOL is innovating education practices to enable all humanity be active explorers of their ocean planet. These tools are being used to develop the next generation of ocean scientists and engineers. Learn more »


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Assistant Professor Grace Saba is looking forward to working with her collaborators on this new and exciting project observing ocean acidification on the U.S. Northeast Shelf from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Maine. Click to read more…

MTS Fellows: Since 1975, the MTS Fellow title has been awarded to MTS members who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society’s objectives and who have distinguished themselves in their fields. Recipients – Josh Kohut, John Potter, Ralph Rayner, and Ravi Venkatesan Click to read more about MTS

Bill Wall, left, project director for LS Cable America; Captain Paul Eidman of Anglers for Offshore Wind Power; Joseph Brodie, director of atmospherics at the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observation Leadership; and Catherine Bowes, program director for offshore wind energy for the National Wildlife Federation, discuss the environmental pros and cons of building wind farms […]


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Undergraduate Students

A major in marine sciences provides students with a broad curriculum in the sciences, which demonstrates how the different disciplines can be brought to bear on understanding marine processes and managing ocean resources wisely. Learn more »

Master's Students

The Graduate Program in Oceanography is centered in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, which serves as a focus of interdisciplinary studies and research in estuarine, coastal and open-ocean environments. Learn more »

PH.D Students

The PhD degree in the Graduate Program in Oceanography is intended to train students at an advanced level in interdisciplinary science and technology related to oceanographic, climatic, littoral, and coastal marine processes. Learn more »

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