Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Handbook of Sea-Level Research Professor Ian Shennan (Editor), Professor Antony J. Long (Editor), Dr Benjamin P. Horton (Editor) ISBN: 978-1-118-45258-5 600 pages March 2015, Wiley-Blackwell Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – is one of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requires robust scientific...

New Research May Solve Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise

A team of researchers reported Wednesday that the ocean did not rise quite as much as previously believed in the 20th century. They proposed a seemingly tiny adjustment that could make a big difference in scientific understanding of the looming problem of sea-level rise. Instead of rising about six inches...

Exploring the Oceans: 20,000 Colleagues Under the Sea

Fleets of robot submarines will change oceanography. SAILING the seven seas is old hat. The latest trick is to glide them. Sea gliders are small unmanned vessels which are now cruising the briny by the hundred. They use a minuscule amount of power, so they can stay out for months....

Peter Rona, 79, Dies; Explorer Found Hot Springs on Ocean Floor

Peter A. Rona, an oceanographer who dived into the depths of the world’s seas and surprised his peers by discovering vast mounds spewing hot smoke at the bottom of the icy Atlantic, exciting interests in deep-sea mining and the origins of life on earth, died on Feb. 20 in Plainsboro,...

Liz Sikes is a 2012 – 2013 Hanse Fellow

The issue of carbon cycling is of societal relevance as we face a future impacted by the human alteration of that cycle and the resulting impacts on climate. One of the most important transition zones on earth is that of land to sea. One of the fundamental uncertainties in our...

Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Paul Falkowski spent a week in China as an Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Twenty Einstein Professorships are awarded each year to distinguished international scientists actively working at the frontiers of science and technology, for conducting lecture-tours to China. The goals of the program are to:...

Living Shorelines

Preliminary installation of a living shoreline using coir fiber logs and shell bags in the Maurice River, NJ. Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) was planted directly into the logs. Photo courtesy of the Partnership for the Delaware Eestuary. As sea levels rise and storms build in frequency, researchers are looking for...