A Global Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory Becomes a Reality

The ocean is a central part of Earth’s climate system. For example, it regulates temperatures and surface–atmosphere exchanges of gases around the planet. Yet the ocean is chronically undersampled, leaving vast gaps in our knowledge of its behavior. This lack of data presents a fundamental barrier to understanding, predicting, managing,...

JCNERR and Rutgers Aid in Collaborative Research Consortium Project to Manage the Barnegat and Great Bays

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) and several partners were awarded a grant to implement the newly-established New Jersey Consortium for Resilient Communities. JCNERR is managed by Rutgers NJAES, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project, “Barnegat Bay and Great Bays Resilience Observing Network:...

Emily’s 3rd manuscript from her dissertation published

Fish reproduction is energetically costly, leading to a suite of energy allocation strategies for maximizing lifetime reproductive potential. Assessing energetic allocation for species that inhabit a wide distributional range can provide insight into different strategies found across individuals and populations. The Northern stock of black sea bass (Centropristis striata) inhabits...

National Weather Service Advises Rutgers Graduate Student

Forecasters from the National Weather Service met with Rutgers’ graduate student Casey Jones this past February to discuss career paths within their agency.  The National Weather Service is tasked with providing weather forecasts and warnings of hazardous weather for the protection of life and property to enhance of the national...

Congratulations to Anya Hess and Hailey Riechelson on their awards

Kudos to Hailey Riechlson who was selected as a grad student fellow of Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL). Also kudos to Anya Hess who works with Ken Miller and myself  who has been awarded a Schlanger Graduate Student Fellowship by the U.S. Science Support Program for...

Developing a convolutional neural network to classify phytoplankton images collected with an Imaging FlowCytobot

High-resolution optical imaging systems are quickly becoming universal tools to characterize and quantify microbial diversity in marine ecosystems. Automated detection systems such as convolutional neural networks (CNN) are often developed to identify the immense number of images collected. The goal of our study was to develop a CNN to classify...

New Tech Could Help Explore Ocean Warming

A new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) could revolutionize undersea exploration and shed light on ocean warming. Some new underwater vehicles, like the Mare-IT project, are designed for industrial purposes like inspecting drilling rigs or wind turbines. The project's two-armed underwater robot is used for complex inspection and maintenance tasks....

Gliding into St. Thomas

This week Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) Assistant Professor Dr. Travis Miles and PhD Student Joe Gradone deployed RU36, the newest addition to our glider fleet, off St. Thomas. This glider will be measuring temperature, salinity, oxygen, and subsurface currents in the passage way between St. Thomas...

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sikes

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sikes who has been elected to the position of Vice president of the Geochemical Society. The position of vice president is an executive position on the governing board of the Society.  She will be promoted to President in 2024. The Geochemical Society has nearly 4,000 members from...