MEET AN ECOPs MEMBER – NICOLE WAITE

Nicole Waite, Marine and Lab Technician at Rutgers University, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership Nicole has been working as a professional in ocean sciences since 2014 at Rutgers, with a focus split between Antarctic phytoplankton and underwater gliders. “I have been in the ocean science field since undergrad when I...

A Million Years of Data Confirms: Monsoons Are Likely to Get Worse

Global warming is likely to make India’s monsoon season wetter and more dangerous, new research suggests. Scientists have known for years that climate change is disrupting monsoon season. Past research based on computer models has suggested that the global heating caused by greenhouse gases, and the increased moisture in the...

Fish and Whales Keep Greenhouse Gases in the Ocean

A new study from the University of Agder shows that animals are part of the natural carbon cycle process that absorbs greenhouse gas emissions... Angela Helen Martin, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Natural Sciences at University of Agder, recently published a review article on how fishes and other animals...

On the Jersey Shore, Surf’s Up — Way Up

In New Jersey’s beach towns, there are two sets of data that always seem to be rising: property values and sea levels. Neither phenomenon is particularly subtle, and eventually their trajectories will collide. But no one buying property seems to think it will happen today — or maybe ever. “The...

Steven Weber Testimonial

Growing up in New Jersey, the ocean was always relevant to my life. As I grew older I knew I wanted a career on the water. I learned how to sail from a young age, eventually becoming a sailing instructor, and took every opportunity I had to be on or...

The Blooming Mid-Atlantic

Given adequate sunlight and nutrients, phytoplankton populations can multiply into blooms large enough to be visible from space. That was the case on May 18, 2021, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of a phytoplankton bloom along the coast of New...

Congrats to Sarah Murphy for being a 2021 Rudd Mayer Wind Power Fellow

WRISE stands for Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. It’s an organization that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Sarah is one of 8 to receive the 2021 fellowship, which will support continued...

Meeting with Rutgers Oceanography Club

Recently the graduate students held a joint meeting with the undergraduate students in the Rutgers Oceanography Club to discuss the graduate student application process. Unfortunately we were unable to hold our meeting in person due to pandemic restrictions, and instead, organized a virtual meeting via Zoom. This has been an...

STEM Video Showcase: Building Resilience Through Co-Production

The Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative is participating in this year’s STEM for ALL video showcase funded by NSF. Our video focuses on the work that our graduate students are doing to make the NJ coast more resilience to climate change. Please check out our video at https://videohall.com/p/2023. You can...

Lauren Cook was selected as a 2021 Con Edison Waterfront Scholar

Congrats to Lauren! Their answer to the 2nd question: Why is the maritime sector significant to our nation’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, and what do you envision a ‘green-economy’ looks like?  “Tourism, recreation, commercial shipping, the coast guard, and the fisheries and aquaculture industry are all part of the maritime sector,...