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It’s COOL Summer Research Time in Antarctica

Despite the current global COVID pandemic, RUCOOL is one of the few groups that has been able to maintain presence in in Antarctica. Rachael Young, a former Rutgers undergraduate, the lead for science operations for the National Science Foundation’s Palmer Station Long Term Ecological Research (PAL-LTER) program at Palmer Station....

RUCOOL Hosts Partners in Science Workshop

On Thursday, January 28, RUCOOL co-hosted (with Rutgers Cooperative Extension) its 2021 Partners in Science Workshop: Identifying Ecological Metrics and Sampling Strategies for Baseline Monitoring During Offshore Wind Development. The workshop, sponsored by the NJ Board of Public Utilities, virtually brought together over 80 individuals representing federal and state agencies,...

New study on modeling wind speeds published by NREL and RUCOOL

A decade of research has shown that numerical weather prediction (NWP)-modeled wind speeds can be highly sensitive to the inputs and setups within the NWP model. For wind resource characterization applications, this sensitivity is often addressed by constructing a range of setups and selecting the one that best validates against...

RUCOOL: Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

On January 26-28, NOAA hosted a workshop entitled “Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Forecasts”. RUCOOL/DMCS Faculty, staff and graduate students participated throughout the workshop, including presentations by John Wilkin on the “Current State and Future Plans of Modeling and Data Assimilation Efforts for Hurricane Intensity Forecast: ROMS...

Emily Slesinger publishes the 2nd paper from her thesis

Congratulations to RUCOOL graduate student Emily Slesinger who just published the second paper from her thesis, co-authored with Rutgers Faculty Grace Saba and Olaf Jensen. The paper is titled “Spawning phenology of rapidly shifting marine fish species throughout its range”. The abstract is below and the full paper is available...

WHOI Appoints Douglas C. Webb as Oceanographer Emeritus

Douglas C. Webb, founder of Teledyne Webb Research, has been appointed as Oceanographer Emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, effective January 1, 2021. This peer appointed honorary position has been bestowed upon Doug Webb in recognition of his contributions to WHOI and to oceanographic science and engineering world-over. Doug...

Challenger Glider Mission Receives Award from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Faculty, Scott Glenn, Oscar Schofield, and Travis Miles with The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL), were recently awarded a $150,000 gift from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation for the continuing support of the global Challenger Glider Mission. The gift will support oceanographic research, capacity building, and education...