Gov. Kathy Hochul suspended swimming at three Long Island state beaches as rough surf and rip tides and flooding as the effects of faraway storms continue to hit the region. New York City officials also issued a coastal flood advisory and warned that life-threatening rip currents could be present through Thursday. The Parks Department advised […]

Twenty STEM interested high school students joined Rutgers scientists Hugh Roarty, Rick Lathrop, Kendall Eldridge and Lucas Marxen in examining the effectiveness of prescribed fire to attain increase the biodiversity in the meadows and woodlands of the Rutgers Ecological Preserve and Natural Teaching Area, a 400-acre tract on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University. Prescribed […]

The 2023-2024 class of the Masters in Operational Oceanography program just completed the High Frequency Radar module of their Field Lab Methods course.  The week covered an introduction to oceanographic measurements with High Frequency radar and an overview of ocean observing for New Jersey and the Mid Atlantic.  The students made a field trip to […]

During the winter, sea ice that is essential to the marine food web usually grows around Antarctica. Warming temperatures are slowing that growth. By Kristin Toussaint4 minute Read It’s currently winter in Antarctica, but that doesn’t mean the polar region is exempt from the extreme temperatures that are scorching the world. While normally the ocean […]

Ocean Glider RU29, belonging to Rutgers University, is stationed in the passage between St. Lucia and Martinique awaiting the arrival of Tropical Storm Bret. The glider has been carrying out a mission to improve ocean models for hurricane forecasting and study heat and fresh water transport in the region around the Windward Islands. It is […]

The agreement with Middlesex County Parks for the operation of a High Frequency radar system at Old Bridge Waterfront Park was renewed for another three years.  The radar has been in operation since 2015 and collects surface currents in Raritan Bay on an hourly basis.  Rutgers would like to thank Mr. Eric Gehring , Open […]

Mr. Jeff Frank returned to Rutgers this week to deliver four surface drifters that were constructed by students at the Career and Academic Development Institute of Philadelphia, PA.  The drifters are part of the Student Drifter Program and was sponsored through a grant by the Toshiba STEM grant program. Jeff delivered his first drifter to […]