Masters of Operational Oceanography

A sustainable blue economy requires information to support decisions that enable the maritime industries while maintaining safety and protecting the environment. This will be realized by applying new technologies. The Rutgers now offers a compact 15 month Masters program will provide students hands-on training that will prepare for jobs spanning the maritime industry, offshore energy sector, local-state-federal agencies, and non-profits agencies. Students will:

  • Deploy cutting edge technology spanning robots, drones, & radars
  • Learn to run numerical forecast models
  • Train in data synthesis/analysis combined with visualization and communicating results

Ocean Data Explorations

Looking for ways to connect your undergraduates in introductory courses with authentic ocean data? RUCOOL provides a range of free, interactive Data Explorations using authentic, raw data that is relevant to various concepts you are already teaching in introductory courses. The Data Explorations are quick (15-20 minute) interactions with data so that you can easily integrate them into your current classroom teaching while increasing your students understanding of the concept.

Polar Ice

Polar Ice is a community of polar scientists and educators working together to improve understanding of polar science and data through workshops, data visualization tools, and data-focused activities. They work to connect a broad range of audiences to available polar science data and to the scientists who are collecting and analyzing these data.

Raritan Initiative

The Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C) is a collaborative of faculty, staff and students from across the Rutgers New Brunswick-Piscataway campuses focused on enhancing the student experience, promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary research on Raritan issues, facilitating access to the Raritan, and providing open access to data about the Raritan and its resources. You can find information about the Consortium and the other Rutgers Raritan River Initiatives on our website at