NOAA | News & Features Four ocean gliders are setting off to sea this week to bring back data scientists hope will improve the accuracy of hurricane forecast models. The robotic, unmanned gliders are equipped with sensors to measure the salt content (salinity) and temperature as they move through the ocean at different depths. The […]

New Jersey 101.5 | Dino Flammia A robot enters the ocean and pulls in the right amount of sea water to help itself glide but not sink. For three weeks straight, the robot’s sensors are scanning the sea — from top to bottom — to spot any water-quality abnormalities. Every two hours, the robot comes […]

The European(EGO) and US(UG2) Autonomous Underwater Glider User Groups came together to host the 8th EGO Meeting and International Glider Workshop right here at Rutgers University May 21st – 23rd. Kicking off this meeting with the opening talk was Robert M. Goodman, executive dean of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The meeting […]

Rutgers’ underwater gliders keep a watchful eye on NJ’s water quality NEW BRUNSWICK – Thousands of New Jersey residents will soon head out to the beach as summer quickly approaches. But how can they be sure that the ocean water they are swimming in is clean and safe? Cue a piece of equipment from Rutgers […]

The R/V Arabella returned Monday May 20th to the RUMFS boat basin after being dry-docked for years due to inability to access docks due to siltation. Recent dredging over the winter has allowed for dock access with 10ft depths.

Dr. Hugh Roarty met with students from the Marine Academy for Science and Technology (MAST, Monmouth County) and Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES, Ocean County) to discuss possible collaborations on the use of drone technology for lifesaving operations and environmental monitoring. On the trip to MAST he was accompanied by Mr Sam […]

Professor Travis Miles gave a NOAA Planet Stewards Webinar on Monday, May 13 titled Hurricanes & Robots: How New Technology is Changing the Way We Study and Predict Extreme Storms. NOAA Planet Stewards welcomed Dr. Travis Miles, Assistant Professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences as their featured speaker this month. Hurricanes […]