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.

Scott Glenn

Distinguished and Board of Governors Professor

Oscar Schofield

Distinguished Professor

Josh Kohut

Professor

Grace Saba

Assistant Professor

Travis Miles

Assistant Professor

Nicholas Beaird

Assistant Teaching Professor

Joseph Brodie

Offshore Wind Research Lead

Mike Crowley

Technical Director: RUCOOL & MARACOOS

John Kerfoot

Lead Software Developer

Hugh Roarty

Director of CODAR

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.

Learn by doing: Our faculty and technicians work in state-of-the-art laboratories, on vessels, and in classrooms to give undergraduate and graduate students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

TECHNOLOGIES & DATA

glider
Gliders
HF-Radar
Satellites
Meteorological Stations

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

COMMUNICATIONS

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