Congratulations to Joe Anarumo for his successfully Masters Defense

Congratulations to Joe Anarumo who successfully presented his Masters work on Wednesday. Joe is a member of the first cohort of the Operational Oceanography masters program. During his time in DMCS Joe became an expert in using open-source drifter simulation code. His thesis plugged local observational resources into the drifter...

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday August 25, 2020 entitled “Fishes of a Temperate Estuary: Ecology and Response to an Urbanized Watershed”. The defense seminar was virtually attended by about 35 individuals including her committee composed of outside members Dr. John Waldman (Queens College, NY) and Dr....

Congratulations to Julia Engdahl for her successful Masters defense

Congratulations to Julia Engdahl who successfully defended her Masters thesis! Part of the first cohort of DMCS’ new program in Operational Oceanography, Julia has developed deep expertise in observing systems and cutting edge ocean data processing. Her thesis developed and tested algorithmic and machine learning approaches to analyzing underwater video....

Robots Are Tracking Hurricanes and Improving Forecast Accuracy

Torpedo shaped machines known as Slocum ocean gliders travel anywhere from the ocean's surface to more than 3,000 feet underwater, collecting critical data that not only improves forecasts but will ultimately help mitigate the damage and destruction from hurricanes. "Hurricanes since 1980 have accounted for about $870 billion in damage,...

Eight Weeks of Intensive Virtual Learning

Two weeks. That is the amount of time Janice McDonnell and Sage Lichtenwalner, Co-PIs of the OOI Ocean Data Lab Project, had to create an eight-week intensive, hands-on virtual program for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students, who couldn’t attend their original programs due to COVID-19 restrictions. McDonnell and Lichtenwalner...

Preparing for Hurricane Isaias

The MARACOOS team and our partners have been preparing for the pending arrival of Hurricane Isaias, currently forecast to hit the Mid-Atlantic on Monday night. Ocean observations contribute to improved forecasting for storms. Working with other IOOS regions in the North Atlantic storm pathway (CARICOOS, GCOOS, SECOORA, and NERACOOS), MARACOOS...

Rutgers and Atlantic Shores Deploy Wind Lidar

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) has collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument alongside the causeway leading to RUMFS in Tuckerton, NJ. This fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and...