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Congratulations to Jessica Valenti who has been awarded a School of Graduate Studies Merit and Achievement Award

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti who has been awarded the School of Graduate Studies Merit and Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership and Teaching.  This award recognizes Jessica’s excellent leadership and teaching at Rutgers, and her research in understanding the ecology of coastal fisheries and how they may respond to urbanization....

Theodore Thompson

As a young Bahamian, I was always within walking distance to the beach. However, my interest in marine science did not begin until I moved to the outer Island of Eleuthera. Eleuthera, meaning freedom, is a sparsely populated island only a mile in width with the Caribbean Sea on one...

Weather Research Priorities Study Spinning Up

This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) approved the plan for a new study that will recommend weather research priorities for the next decade. The effort will be led by Brad Colman, director of weather strategy at the Climate Corporation, and Scott Glenn, an oceanography professor at Rutgers University....

Offshore Energy Gets a Second Wind Under Biden

The Biden administration is betting that green energy produced by new offshore wind farms will help slow climate change, but fishers and some scientists say there are too many uncertainties about how the massive structures will affect the ocean and its marine life. The first big test of how the...

A Conversation with Polar Oceanographer Rebecca Jackson

By John Dos Passos Coggin This article continues Climate.gov’s series of interviews with current and former fellows in the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program about the nature of their research funded by NOAA and what career and education highlights preceded and followed it. Over the past 30 years, the Postdoctoral...