Travel down to the West Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest warming locations on Earth. The rising temperatures are decreasing the amount of sea ice present and changes are now rippling through the food web. We discuss the findings of a 30-year effort to document the changing ecology of this region and reflect on how […]

Congratulations to Joe Anarumo who successfully presented his Masters work on Wednesday. Joe is a member of the first cohort of the Operational Oceanography masters program. During his time in DMCS Joe became an expert in using open-source drifter simulation code. His thesis plugged local observational resources into the drifter simulation code OpenDrift to create […]

Congratulations to Julia Engdahl who successfully defended her Masters thesis! Part of the first cohort of DMCS’ new program in Operational Oceanography, Julia has developed deep expertise in observing systems and cutting edge ocean data processing. Her thesis developed and tested algorithmic and machine learning approaches to analyzing underwater video. This work, “Developing an automated […]

Torpedo shaped machines known as Slocum ocean gliders travel anywhere from the ocean’s surface to more than 3,000 feet underwater, collecting critical data that not only improves forecasts but will ultimately help mitigate the damage and destruction from hurricanes. “Hurricanes since 1980 have accounted for about $870 billion in damage, about 6.5 thousand deaths,” said […]

Two weeks. That is the amount of time Janice McDonnell and Sage Lichtenwalner, Co-PIs of the OOI Ocean Data Lab Project, had to create an eight-week intensive, hands-on virtual program for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students, who couldn’t attend their original programs due to COVID-19 restrictions. McDonnell and Lichtenwalner jumped in with both feet […]

With the 2020 hurricane season officially underway, the UCI partnered with a team of federal agencies and research institutions to deploy a pair of Navy research gliders that will shed new light on the interactions between the ocean and powerful storms that pass through the New York Bight. Full Article at Monmouth University Urban Coast […]

The MARACOOS team and our partners have been preparing for the pending arrival of Hurricane Isaias, currently forecast to hit the Mid-Atlantic on Monday night. Ocean observations contribute to improved forecasting for storms. Working with other IOOS regions in the North Atlantic storm pathway (CARICOOS, GCOOS, SECOORA, and NERACOOS), MARACOOS provides valuable information on coastal […]