Students from the RUCOOL Masters in Operational Oceanography installed and configured a 5 MHz High Frequency radar in Sea Bright, NJ this past week.  The students installed the SeaSonde radar and configured the antenna pattern kit and communication router.  The data was flowing a few hours after they arrived.  This radar is being operated as […]

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 […]

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 […]

This year High Frequency Radar was accepted as one of the networks within the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The network was accepted along with Ocean Gliders and Animal Borne Ocean Sensors. GOOS is an international framework and network of organizations that work together to collect, integrate, and share oceanographic data on a global scale. […]

This summer Rutgers will mark the 23rd year of measuring the surface currents off New Jersey. The measurements were started at three locations Sandy Hook, Loveladies and Wildwood. The surface currents are measured using High Frequency Radar, a remote sensing instrument that can measure currents over the horizon. The instruments are manufactured by CODAR Ocean […]

Dr. Hugh Roarty’s article “The Vessel Traffic Service Needs a Major Radar Upgrade”  was recently published in US Naval Proceedings.  Proceedings is a monthly magazine published by the United States Naval Institute. Launched in 1874, it is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States. Proceedings covers topics concerning global security and […]