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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed an independent validation study of the performance of the RUCOOL real-time weather model (RU-WRF) that is used for wind resource assessment work. Their study evaluated the input data and parameters used by the RU-WRF model, including RUCOOL’s innovative Coldest Dark Pixel sea surface temperature product, and compared […]

The technology used to observe ocean acidification – the shift in ocean chemistry driven by an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities – has followed the same trend of innovation and scaling as computer technology. Measuring ocean chemistry traditionally involves […]

The Palmer Station Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program is focused on conducting a long term study on the warming West Antarctica Peninsula. For 30 years this project has been documenting how melting glaciers and reduced sea ice are altering the marine food web spanning from plankton to penguins.  The project consists of 6 month surveys […]

The Antarctic summer research effort is in full swing. This year, there are two joint National Science Foundation projects underway which are called SWARM and the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). SWARM is studying how physical circulation structures the ecology of the penguins living in vicinity of the Palmer Station.  In this region there […]

Rutgers Global hosted a panel discussion on the topic of international research in the areas of sustainability and climate change on December 20 at the Rutgers Club. The event, open to faculty, staff, and students, included some of Rutgers University’s renowned faculty who presented on their research and engaged with the audience during a Q&A […]

Grace Saba, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS), is the lead principal investigator  and John Wilkin, professor in DMCS, is co-principal investigator of $1,499,895 million project observing ocean acidification on the U.S. Northeast Shelf, from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Maine. The project, “Optimizing Ocean Acidification Observations for Model […]

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Environmental law is one of the most difficult areas of law for students. It involves a number of branches of law including trust law, corporate law, administrative law and especially constitutional law. Students learn a lot about basic government, how laws and regulations are made, the relationship between congress and the […]

Carl Gouldman, Director of NOAA’s US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), Kelly Jasion, IOOS Financial Specialist, and Mary Yates-Ford, the Director of Engagement and External relations for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS), visited RUCOOL to view final presentations from our undergraduate research class. Carl Goldman shared his career experiences and the […]

On December 5, representatives from Rutgers University of New Brunswick (USA) and the National Oceanography Center of Southampton (UK) visited the facilities of the Maritime Instrumentation Center at the Seixal Watershed. This visit aimed to explore the conditions existing at the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute for a partnership in the construction and operation of a glider […]

On November 15, 2019 – our two Masters in Operational Oceanography students, Joe Anarumo and Julia Engdahl, recovered two gliders, ru28 and ru33, with glider technician Dave Aragon and the NJDEP. Thanks to beautiful piloting by Dave and Nicole Waite, the gliders were recovered only 80 yards apart, 3 miles off the shore of Atlantic […]