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Sarah Murphy

My interest in oceanography developed out of my general appreciation for nature and environmentalism. I grew up in Rockland County, NY and enjoyed hiking along the Hudson River and northern highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. I was first exposed to the ocean sciences during my senior year of high school...

Summer REU with the Data Labs Project and RIOS

During this unprecedented time in our history when students are required to “stay at home” due to government imposed rules, we developed a virtual learning and research opportunity to work with previously accepted and displaced REU students to build their capacity to work with large online and openly accessible data...

Rutgers and Atlantic Shores Deploy Wind Lidar

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) has collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument alongside the causeway leading to RUMFS in Tuckerton, NJ. This fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and...

Jessica Valenti Selected To Receive National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Award

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti on being selected to receive a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Award. Microplastics (plastic particles smaller than 5 mm in size) are a prevalent pollutant in the marine environment that can accumulate in predators when they consume prey items that have ingested microplastics. Larval fishes are important...

Scott Glenn Named Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Scott Glenn, an acclaimed researcher and world leader in understanding ocean basin scale circulation, has been named Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Dr. Glenn’s revolutionary work on the predictability of ocean physics underscores his many awards, including the Oceanography Award by the International Society for Underwater...

Rutgers Detects Meteotsunami

Rutgers scientists observed the ocean and atmospheric response to a derecho that passed through NJ and caused severe damage in several towns.  A Rutgers meteorological tower in Tuckerton NJ recorded a peak wind gust of 54 mph alongside a 21-degree temperature drop in only 15 minutes.  The HF-Radar station at...

Congratulations to Michael Brown for his successful PhD defense

Congratulations to Michael Brown for his successful PhD defense.  His thesis was focused on the “Drivers of phytoplankton dynamics, and corresponding impacts on biogeochemistry, along the West Antarctic Peninsula”.  His thesis examined how the physics drives the phytoplankton dynamics and the consequences on the biogeochemistry.  Congrats to Mike for an excellent piece of...

Congratulations to Marine Science Graduate Students

Congratulations to several of Marine Science Graduate Students who received well-deserved news of several awards.  The Department is very proud of our graduate students and value the important work they do!  Congratulations to: Heidi Yeh was just awarded $5,000 from Sea Grant to study "Interactive Influences of Dermo Disease and the Microbiome...