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This year has been by all accounts, a momentous and challenging time, and as the current fiscal year ends, we take a moment to look back at where we came from, the current conditions on the ground, as well as future needs and opportunities. Despite the pandemic, civil issues, and economic disruptions, ocean data continues […]

Lori Garzio, a Research Analyst for RUCOOL and Leslie Smith at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership joined forces to develop a new resource of curated OOI datasets. Check out the new collection of OOI Data Nuggets! OOI Data Nuggets are exemplary datasets curated from data collected by the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Datasets were […]

Wind Lidar

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) has collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument alongside the causeway leading to RUMFS in Tuckerton, NJ. This fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and operated by Atlantic Shores, will […]

This year has been by all accounts, a momentous and challenging time, and as the current fiscal year ends, we take a moment to look back at where we came from, the current conditions on the ground, as well as future needs and opportunities. Despite the pandemic, civil issues, and economic disruptions, ocean data continues […]

Lori Garzio, a Research Analyst for RUCOOL and Leslie Smith at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership joined forces to develop a new resource of curated OOI datasets. Check out the new collection of OOI Data Nuggets! OOI Data Nuggets are exemplary datasets curated from data collected by the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Datasets were […]

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) has collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument alongside the causeway leading to RUMFS in Tuckerton, NJ. This fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and operated by Atlantic Shores, will […]

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti on being selected to receive a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Award. Microplastics (plastic particles smaller than 5 mm in size) are a prevalent pollutant in the marine environment that can accumulate in predators when they consume prey items that have ingested microplastics. Larval fishes are important prey for many marine predators, […]

Scott Glenn, an acclaimed researcher and world leader in understanding ocean basin scale circulation, has been named Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Dr. Glenn’s revolutionary work on the predictability of ocean physics underscores his many awards, including the Oceanography Award by the International Society for Underwater Technology, the Naval Research Lab […]

Rutgers scientists observed the ocean and atmospheric response to a derecho that passed through NJ and caused severe damage in several towns.  A Rutgers meteorological tower in Tuckerton NJ recorded a peak wind gust of 54 mph alongside a 21-degree temperature drop in only 15 minutes.  The HF-Radar station at Bradley Beach, NJ, part of […]

Congratulations to Michael Brown for his successful PhD defense.  His thesis was focused on the “Drivers of phytoplankton dynamics, and corresponding impacts on biogeochemistry, along the West Antarctic Peninsula”.  His thesis examined how the physics drives the phytoplankton dynamics and the consequences on the biogeochemistry.  Congrats to Mike for an excellent piece of work!