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Arctic Relations blog – Polar Literacy Initiative

This week was #ScienceLiteracyWeek in Canada, and as part of the campaign, the Arctic Relations blog asked Janice McDonnell, STEM Agent in the Department of Youth Development, to share her thoughts on developing and Using the Polar Literacy Principles in Science Communication. We encourage you to check out her thoughts...

Congratulations Rebecca Jackson for a New NSF Award (2 of 2)

Title: "How fast do tidewater glaciers melt? Quantifying the processes that control boundary layer transport across the ice-ocean interface" NSF Arctic Natural Sciences, Office of Polar Programs PIs: Rebecca Jackson & collaborators at Oregon State University (lead) and University of Oregon Submarine melting at marine-terminating glaciers plays a key role...

Congratulations Rebecca Jackson for a New NSF Award (1 of 2)

Title: "Investigating the exchange flow in glacial fjords through an estuarine lens" NSF Physical Oceanography, Division of Ocean Sciences PIs: Rebecca Jackson, Bob Chant & John Wilkin Fjords connect Greenland’s marine-terminating glaciers to the continental shelf ocean, forming long, narrow conduits for the export of glacial freshwater and the import...

Jonathan Sherman

Growing up in Israel, I spent many weekends in the Mediterranean Sea where my love of the ocean begun. It was always clear to me that I would pursue a career in marine sciences. After serving in the Israeli Navy I completed my B.S. in Marine Biotechnology at the Ruppin...

Congratulations to Joe Anarumo for his successfully Masters Defense

Congratulations to Joe Anarumo who successfully presented his Masters work on Wednesday. Joe is a member of the first cohort of the Operational Oceanography masters program. During his time in DMCS Joe became an expert in using open-source drifter simulation code. His thesis plugged local observational resources into the drifter...

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday August 25, 2020 entitled “Fishes of a Temperate Estuary: Ecology and Response to an Urbanized Watershed”. The defense seminar was virtually attended by about 35 individuals including her committee composed of outside members Dr. John Waldman (Queens College, NY) and Dr....

Congratulations to Julia Engdahl for her successful Masters defense

Congratulations to Julia Engdahl who successfully defended her Masters thesis! Part of the first cohort of DMCS’ new program in Operational Oceanography, Julia has developed deep expertise in observing systems and cutting edge ocean data processing. Her thesis developed and tested algorithmic and machine learning approaches to analyzing underwater video....

Robots Are Tracking Hurricanes and Improving Forecast Accuracy

Torpedo shaped machines known as Slocum ocean gliders travel anywhere from the ocean's surface to more than 3,000 feet underwater, collecting critical data that not only improves forecasts but will ultimately help mitigate the damage and destruction from hurricanes. "Hurricanes since 1980 have accounted for about $870 billion in damage,...