Growing up in New Jersey, the ocean was always relevant to my life. As I grew older I knew I wanted a career on the water. I learned how to sail from a young age, eventually becoming a sailing instructor, and took every opportunity I had to be on or in the water. I got […]

Given adequate sunlight and nutrients, phytoplankton populations can multiply into blooms large enough to be visible from space. That was the case on May 18, 2021, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of a phytoplankton bloom along the coast of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. […]

WRISE stands for Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. It’s an organization that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Sarah is one of 8 to receive the 2021 fellowship, which will support continued professional development in the renewable […]

Congrats to Lauren! Their answer to the 2nd question: Why is the maritime sector significant to our nation’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, and what do you envision a ‘green-economy’ looks like?  “Tourism, recreation, commercial shipping, the coast guard, and the fisheries and aquaculture industry are all part of the maritime sector, and each of these sectors […]

Oscar Schofield, a Rutgers University professor who is also a coprincipal investigator (PI) for the Palmer Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, was on a research cruise off the West Antarctic peninsula in February 2020 when he first saw news of the increasingly rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. “We didn’t appreciate how big of […]

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a regional keystone species, inhabit a rapidly warming and acidifying Southern Ocean. A new study by Saba et al. shows Antarctic krill feeding, growth, and physiological processes exhibit varying responses to independent and interactive effects of elevated temperature and ocean acidification.

NJ signed an agreement yesterday to join the Ocean Acidification Alliance. This decision was informed by work done by Rutgers – see report and infographic here. Professor Grace Saba is a national expert on this topic and has led work in NJ and the Mid-Atlantic.