Rutgers Scientists Begin Their Summer Research… in Antarctica

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...

A Panel on Global Aspects of Rutgers Research and Engagement

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...

IOOS Visits RUCOOL’s Undergraduate Research Class

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...

National Oceanography Center and Rutgers University representatives visit CIM

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...

The Deployment of Two Drifters from Pacific Gyre

Two drifters from Pacific Gyre were deployed on Friday November 15, 2019.  The drifters were deployed as part of a validation experiment for the surface current products that Rutgers produces.  The drifters made several loops inside Raritan Bay then made landfall due to the northeast winds that struck the area...

Rutgers researchers set out to prove evolution of all life

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Using a computer and a protein synthesizer, Josh Mancini builds proteins that are supposed to resemble those that would have existed 4 billion years ago, before life arose on Earth. He places millions of the tiny protein molecules, resembling white powder, into an oxygen-free chamber that...

RUCOOL Celebrates the 500th Glider Deployment

This week, RUCOOL deployed the RU30 glider in support of work by Dr. Grace Saba to study ocean pH in the New York Bight. On board the R/V Rutgers for this deployment out of the Sandy Hook area was the Ocean Methods and Data Analysis undergraduate class. Data from this...

Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasts Using Ocean Gliders

The need for the improvement of the hurricane intensity forecasts has been recognized by groups within the National Weather Service (NWS) and US Navy. Hurricane forecasting models require accurate ocean and atmosphere initial conditions to better forecast hurricane intensity. One way to improve the initial conditions in operational ocean models...