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. […]

Lessons learned from ocean observations during hurricanes Irene and Sandy pushed the U.S. to deploy a fleet of underwater robots during every hurricane season. As extreme weather events are becoming more frequent due to climate change, is it time to expand this hurricane forecasting capacity to other regions? 11 years after Hurricane Sandy hit the […]

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 […]

At Rutgers, a committee of faculty, students and staff helped create a divestment policy that put an end to all investments in fossil fuels, moved those investments to environmentally friendly index funds which actively seek investments in renewable energy. “If we don’t do this work for the future that we’re not going to see, the […]

On May 10th, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway presented RUCOOL’s Grace K. Saba with the “The Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award.” “Each year these awards honor members of the Rutgers community selected by their colleagues for outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and public service . . . I hope you share our pride in and congratulations for this year’s […]

New Jersey is the first state in the country to make climate change a part of the public school curriculum. Rutgers University hosted a workshop Thursday to help educators integrate the topic across the curriculum. The workshop included hands-on and interactive sessions with other teachers. “These tools are designed to create an environment in innovation […]

As Chair of the Marine Technology Society New Jersey Student Section, PhD Candidate Joe Gradone recently hosted a research symposium at the Rutgers University Marine Field Station and Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton, NJ. This symposium brought together over 25 undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff from Rutgers […]