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...

A scientific machine surveys the Caribbean waters

On Monday, October 3, three American scientists have been welcomed to the premises of the AGOA Sanctuary as part of an opportunistic collaboration. Our scientists are taking advantage of the deployment of an American glider in the waters of the French West Indies to attach a hydrophone to it and...