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Craig McLean receives Challenger and Distinguished Alumni Awards
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The Center for Ocean Observing Leadership maintains a global presence with regular collaboration with partners world wide
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Each semester the members of RUCOOL hold a 1.5 credit course in which undergrads are provided with the data and resources to conduct their own team based research projects.
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The Rutgers University Center of Ocean Observing Leadership (RU COOL) integrates across interdisciplinary scientific research, education and outreach using an operational ocean observing system. Faculty and students comprising the scientific teams participate in collaborative research programs in which academic, industry and government partnerships are forged between physicists and biologists, between scientists and engineers, and between observationalists and modelers. The education group is the focal point for outreach activities to the K-12 community and to non-science majors within Rutgers and schools/universities around the world. The Operations Center maintains a sustained coastal ocean observatory that provides real-time ocean data to the research and education groups and also serves as the training ground for Operational Oceanography students.

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Meredith, M., Lee, S., Wåhlin, A., Schofield, O., Ducklow, H., Newman, L, Lee, H. 2015. The interdisciplinary marine system of the Amundsen Sea, Southern Ocean: recent advances and the need for sustained observations. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.12.002

Schofield, O., Miles, T., Aldercamp A-C, Lee, S, Haskin C., Roaglsky E., Sipler, R., Sherrell R., Yager, P. 2015. In situ phytoplankton distributions in the Amundsen Sea polynya measured by autonomous gliders. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000073

Miles, T. N., Lee, S., Wahlin, A.,Ha, K. H., Assman, K., Schofield, O. 2015. Glider observations of the Dotson Ice Shelf outflow. Deep Sea Research. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.08.008

Steinberg, D. M., Ruck, K. E., Gleiber, M., Garzio, L., Cope, J. S., Bernard, K. S., Stammerjohn, S. E., Schofield, O., Quetin, L. B., Ross, R. M. Long-term (1993-2013) changes in macrozooplankton off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research II. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.02.009

Cavnaugh, M., Abdala, F. N., Ducklow, H., Glover, D., Fraser, W., Martinson, D., Stammerjohn, S., Schofield, O., Doney, S. 2015. Effect of continental shelf canyons on phytoplankton biomass and community composition along the western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi: 10.3354/MEPS11189

Saba, G. K., Fraser, W. R., Saba, V. S., Iannuzzi, R. A., Coleman, K. A., Doney, S. C., Ducklow, H., Martinson, D. G., Miles, T. N., Patterson-Fraser, D. L., Stammerjohn, S. E., Steinbergy, D. K., Schofield, O. 2014. Winter and spring controls on the summer food web of the coastal West Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications 5:4318 doi: 10.1038/ncomms5318

Ducklow, H.W., W.R. Fraser, M.P. Meredith, S.E. Stammerjohn, S.C. Doney, D.G. Martinson, S.F. Sailley, Oscar M. Schofield, D.K. Steinberg, H.J. Venables, and C.D. Amsler. 2013. West Antarctic Peninsula: An ice-dependent coastal marine ecosystem in transition. Oceanography 26(3):190–203, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.62.

Fraser, W.R., D.L. Patterson-Fraser, C.A. Ribic, Oscar Schofield, and H. Ducklow. 2013. A nonmarine source of variability in Adélie penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3):207–209, http:// dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.64.

Oscar Schofield, H. Ducklow, K. Bernard, S. Doney, D. Patterson-Fraser, K. Gorman, D. Martinson, M. Meredith, G. Saba, S. Stammerjohn, and others. 2013. Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the Canyon Hypothesis with Palmer LTER observations. Oceanography 26(3):204–206, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.63.

Matthew J. Oliver, Andrew Irwin, Mark A. Moline, William Fraser, Donna Patterson, Oscar Schofield, Josh Kohut 2013Adelie Penguin Foraging Location Predicted by Tidal Regime Switching PLoS ONE, Volume 8, Issue 1, e55163

L. Alex Kahl, Oscar Schofield and William R. Fraser - Autonomous Gliders Reveal Features of the Water Column Associated with Foraging by Adelie Penguins - Integrative and Comparative Biology, pp. 1–10 doi:10.1093/icb/icq098

Oscar Schofield, Hugh W. Ducklow, Douglas G. Martinson, Michael P. Meredith, Mark A. Moline, William R. Fraser - How Do Polar Marine Ecosystems Respond to Rapid Climate Change? - Science 18 June 2010 Vol 328 doi: 10.1126/science.1185779

Montes-Hugo, M., Doney, S. C., Ducklow, H. W., Fraser, W., Martinson, D., Stammerjohn, S., Schofield, O. 2009. Recent changes in phytoplankton communities associated with rapid regional climate change along the West Antarctic Peninsula . Science. 323:1470-1474. 10.1126/science.1164533.

Moline, M.A., H. Claustre, T.K. Frazer, M. Vernet, O. Schofield (2004) Environmental forcing of phytoplankton community composition and potential impact on zooplankton in Antarctic coastal waters.Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2004.00825. 1-8.

Schofield, O., Prézelin,, B.B., Kroon, B.M.A., 1995. Impact of ultraviolet-B radiation on photosystems II activity and its relationship to the inhibition of carbon fixation rates for Antarctic ice algea communities. Journal of Phycology 31: 703-715

 

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Challenger Mission: RU29 was deployed from Western Australia on a mission to circumnavigate the Indian Ocean

 

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Project CONVERGE: bridging the gap from Antarctica to the classroom

 

 


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