The year of the pandemic has been challenging for everyone. When the COOLroom was formed, one goal was to develop an automated system that minimized the amount of time humans need to be at sea to collect ocean data and use it to educate our future generations. Given social distancing and safety considerations, COVID-19 provided […]

For the second time in as many days, an RUCOOL graduate student has completed her thesis. Ailey Sheehan successfully defended her Master’s Thesis “Developing an Open-Source Analysis Pipeline For a Glider-Based Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP)” in our Master’s in Operational Oceanography program! Congrats, Ailey!

Julia Engdahl, recent RUCOOL Masters in Oceanography graduate, won the NOAA Professional Excellence Award during her first year as a contractor for NOAA CO-OPS (Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services). NOAA CO-OPS Director, Richard Edwing, said the following: This award provides recognition for outstanding accomplishment in furthering CO-OPS’ mission through exceptional dedication or innovative […]

RUCOOL grad student Ted Thompson successfully presented his Thesis in our Master’s in Operational Oceanography program this morning titled “Best Practices for Sea-Bird Scientific deep ISFET-based pH sensor integrated into a Slocum Webb Glider”. Congrats, Ted! He’s moving on soon to a position at the U.S. Geological Survey, so we wish him well!

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The one-year fellowship places early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. The 74 finalists in the 2022 class represent 28 of the 34 Sea Grant programs. Since […]

Last week our glider guru Nicole Waite was out with our grad students Ted and Ailey, and our Rutgers RIOS undergrads Becca and Jocelyn on a dual glider deployment off of Tuckerton NJ. Capt. Chip Haldeman took the crew out on the R/V/ Arabella to deploy gliders MARACOOS02 and RU30. MARACOOS02 will be focusing on […]

Researchers from Rutgers are analyzing the response of the ocean to the recent passage of Tropical Storm Elsa.  The storm was modelled in real time by the Rutgers Weather Research and Forecasting model (RUWRF).  The animation shows the surface winds as the storm moved past the Jersey Shore.  The ocean surface currents were captured by […]