Grace Saba Awarded Project for Ocean Acidification Monitoring on the U.S. Northeast Shelf

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Assistant Professor Grace Saba is looking forward to working with her collaborators on this new and exciting project observing ocean acidification on the U.S. Northeast Shelf from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Maine.

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Rutgers Distinguishes Itself with the Marine Technology Society

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The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. It is a leading authority and advocate for marine technology and resources while promoting public understanding of the ocean. Each year it recognizes outstanding individuals through their annual awards. Rutgers was well-represented in this year’s awards.

Congratulations to Josh Kohut (Professor), who was named a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society.  He was recognized for fundamental contributions in the development of novel technologies that are allowing us to sample marine systems.  Josh has been at the forefront of the deployment and operation of a range of technologies that are helping science, health & human safety at sea, as well supporting sustainable fishery management. 

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Congratulations to Sarah Murphy (graduate student) who is a 2019 recipient of an MTS Student Scholarship for Graduate Students. Her research is focused on the interaction of coastal ocean and atmospheric processes and their influence on offshore wind power production. She is utilizing the new geostationary satellite GOES-R and the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model, to understand the impact of rapidly evolving SST fields on wind speeds at wind turbine hub height.

Sarah Murphy

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti (graduate student) who is a 2019 recipient of a MTS Student Scholarship for Graduate Students. Her research involves assessing impacts of urbanization (anthropogenic land development) on estuarine fishes and relies heavily on marine technology for success. The technologies she uses to complete the fieldwork portion (fish collection) of her research span the gamut from the boat motor and GPS that make it possible to navigate shallow, estuarine waters to be sampled with the Yellow Springs Instrument (YSI).

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Congratulations to Julia Engdahl (Operational Oceanography Masters student) who was awarded the Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship towards her studies. 

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Yair Rosenthal named AGU Fellow

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Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes American Geophysical Union (AGU) members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows. AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. Only 0.1% of AGU membership receives this recognition in any given year. The Fellows program serves to meet the need for identified authorities who could advise, upon request, the various government agencies and other organizations outside the Earth and space sciences. In addition, the program aims to motivate members to achieve excellence in research, thereby enhancing the prestige of AGU.

This year AGU has named Yair Rosenthal a Fellow.  Yair is one of the most active international faculty at Rutgers conducting research and building lasting partnerships around the world.  He is a recognized leader in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, which is focused on exploring and studying the composition and structure of Earth’s ocean basins.  He has built a global consensus and lead international teams that have conducted high profile expeditions. Congratulations on a well deserved recognition!