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 […]

Rutgers works closely with many different partners in the MARACOOS network to make ocean observation data continuous, accurate, and impactful to the maritime community. Many different universities and agencies work together within MARACOOS to power understanding and prediction of ocean and coastal observing systems enabling better decisions through better data. Mid-Atlantic ports handle 25% of […]

Rutgers installed a MARACOOS sponsored 13 MHz High Frequency radar in Holgate, NJ this past spring.  The property holder is Long Beach Township, a long partner in HF radar ocean observing.  This is the fourth HFR station the township has agreed to host.  The station is currently collecting surface current and wave information.  Special thanks […]

SRI has extended its existing High Frequency Radar (HFR) scatter model for bistatic operation and is working on the initial steps in validation of that model with real data. The general operation utilizes available ocean wave spectra to estimate the doppler spectrum based on a HFR scattering model. The monostatic modelling has been done using […]

Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) hosted visitors from Bermuda based Cerulean H2O Ltd and the Ocean Tech charity. As part of their Coastal Lab, they are looking to develop a coastal ocean observing system for Bermuda, and they visited Rutgers to learn from our experience. They shared with us that Bermuda lacks […]

National Weather Service Wave Forecasting Rutgers and MARACOOS are working with NOAA Weather Forecasting Office (WFO) Philadelphia to develop wave measurements from High Frequency (HF) radar.  The HF radars traditionally provide surface current measurements that are utilized by NOAA and US Coast Guard.  Another measurement that is under development is wave height, period and direction.  […]

Rutgers had to retire the High Frequency radar installation at Cape May Point, New Jersey this September.  The radar installation was hosted at the Saint Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House and is closing permanently on September 24, 2021.  Saint Mary by-the-Sea was a retreat house sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of […]