Four Rutgers DMCS/EPS Grad Students Selected as Knauss Fellows

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The one-year fellowship places early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. The 74 finalists in the 2022 class represent 28 of the...

Dual Glider Deployments for our Grad and Undergrad Crew

Last week our glider guru Nicole Waite was out with our grad students Ted and Ailey, and our Rutgers RIOS undergrads Becca and Jocelyn on a dual glider deployment off of Tuckerton NJ. Capt. Chip Haldeman took the crew out on the R/V/ Arabella to deploy gliders MARACOOS02 and RU30....

JC NERR’s Life on the Edge Report – Second Quarter 2021

We would like to share with you our “Life on the Edge” second quarter report. Included in the report you will find featured stories about what is happening at the JC NERR, including events, grant-funded and collaborative projects, sector highlights (education, research, stewardship, coastal training program) and more! We hope...

Tracking the Ocean Response to Tropical Storm Elsa

Researchers from Rutgers are analyzing the response of the ocean to the recent passage of Tropical Storm Elsa.  The storm was modelled in real time by the Rutgers Weather Research and Forecasting model (RUWRF).  The animation shows the surface winds as the storm moved past the Jersey Shore.  The ocean...

Rutgers, offshore wind firm to study impact on clams off NJ

ATLANTIC CITY — A company hoping to build a wind power farm off the coast of southern New Jersey is partnering with Rutgers University and the state’s clam industry to study the potential impacts of wind farms on the shellfish. Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC said Thursday it is funding...

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...