Rutgers Sandy Operation Helps Forecasters Predict Severe Storms, Saving Livelihood Worldwide

Researchers continue to advance hurricane science, leading to increased forecast accuracy and lead times As Superstorm Sandy approached the New Jersey coastline, a single Rutgers glider deployed off Tuckerton by hurricane scientists at Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, provided an ominous warning. The water mass known as the “Mid...

Rutgers Is Making the World Climate Resilient

Rutgers climatologists across New Jersey and the world are preparing humans to live in a changing environment, as rising sea levels and extreme weather impact our ways of life. At Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, we are helping urban communities, suburban communities, rural communities, farming communities and shore...

Extreme rainfall in eastern China linked to ocean warming

The equatorial Pacific is a key oceanographic region in the Earth’s climate system. According to a new study led by Rutgers University, warming of the upper ocean layers and stronger winds have been linked to increased rainfall in eastern China Ocean heat content is a term that represents the amount...

Congratulations to our students at the International Oceans Meeting

Please join me in congratulating our students here at the International Oceans Meeting sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. The student poster competition brings the top students among all the student papers submitted to the workshop to participate in a competition. Rutgers had 3...

Rutgers University and National 4-H’s STEM Challenge, “Explorers of the Deep”, Endorsed by the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science initiative

National 4-H’s signature program, the 4-H STEM Challenge, inspires youth around the country to take an interest in STEM topics and careers. This year’s challenge, designed by Rutgers University’s Cooperative Extension team, teaches kids how to use STEM to explore Earth’s Ocean and how it relates to all life on...

Ocean Gliders help predict hurricanes weeks in advance

So have you ever wondered how meteorologists and weather forecasters predicted major storms weeks in advance? Well, ocean gliders that were originally used to help research ocean animals are now helping predict major storms. A group of professors at Rutgers University teamed up with workers at Orsted to help develop...

Living Shoreline Combats Coastal Erosion Caused by Sea Level Rise

Rutgers Scientists and high school volunteers from Camden are using nature to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion in Southern New Jersey. Together they built a living shoreline near the New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center in Cape May that uses marsh grasses and recycled oyster and clam shells. The shells,...

Aquaculture Grants Program

NOAA Fisheries, through a competitive grants program coordinated by the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commissions, is funding marine aquaculture pilot projects that focus on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood. The pilot projects focus on promising but less commercially developed...