NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine …
INTEGRATED OCEAN TECHNOLOGY TEAM
The RUCOOL Integrated Technology Team works with development and operations of state-of-the-art ocean sensor technologies and integrating their data products together to get the most comprehensive three dimensional view of the ocean possible.
THE NEED FOR INTEGRATED RESEARCH
The RUCOOL team performs research in every ocean on earth, from pole to pole, and studies the gamut ocean sciences including physics, biology, chemistry and geology. In order to acquire a comprehensive view of the complete ocean system, we leverage numerous technologies to acquire data to research events such as hurricanes, to long term climate change.
1+1+1=10! An example of the success of data integration is in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, where we integrate temperature and water visibility data from satellites, currents from HF-Radar, and subsurface data from ocean gliders. Putting these three technologies together gives us a 4 dimensional view of what is occurring within the ocean, and feeds ocean forecast models.