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Doug Copeland. Photo: Atlantic Shores

Atlantic Shores Launches Ocean Survey Ops

Atlantic Shores offshore wind farm that works best for New Jersey.”A third-generation resident of Long Beach Island, Wark began his career operating commercial boats at the age of 17 and has worked extensively in the ocean research field for institutions such as Delaware State University and Rutgers University, including nearly a decade of sturgeon sampling. Last winter he helped consult on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) strategic plan for offshore wind.“The fisheries are vastly different than when I began my career, and changes in the ocean environment have become increasingly

A marine debris team member gathers a handful of disposable cigarette lighters picked up at a beach cleanup site. (NOAA)

NOAA: $2.7M for Marine Trash Studies

wildlife.”Among the projects selected are the removal of 30,000 pounds of marine debris from shoreline and beach habitat in St. Paul Island, Alaska; the removal of 441,000 pounds of medium-to-large debris at two critical salt marsh sites in the New York City borough of Queens; and research by Rutgers University in New Jersey to study how microplastics move from rivers to the ocean, and how they may enter the food chain.Approximately $1.5 million in grants will support 10 community-driven removal projects in Alaska, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (Alaska), California, Guam, Louisiana, New York

The New Jersey Wind Energy Area, where hundreds of wind turbines may eventually be built, is shaded green and brown. Image: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City."The proposed, multimillion-dollar offshore wind farms industry may benefit from a Rutgers-led study that used sophisticated forecasting to understand sea breezes and make them a more predictable source of energy," said a press release from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.The behavior of offshore sea breezes, and how the ocean influences them, have

Gulf of Mexico Sea-surface altitude indicating surface current speed (Image: Louisiana State University / NOAA)

New Research on Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

. Data from the systems will provide new, real-time data for model assimilation and validation to better understand the evolution of the LCS. Award Amount: $1,371,027Project Director: Clifford Merz (University of South Florida)Project Team Affiliation: University of South Florida in cooperation with Rutgers University and University of MiamiGulf of Mexico Loop Current and Eddy Observations from HF Radar SystemsThis project will procure, install, and operate high frequency radar systems to measure surface currents from two offshore platforms at locations in the northeastern most areas of oil and gas operations

Photo: Corie Charpentier, post-doc research associate at Rutgers University

Glider-Based Ecosystem Study

On January 9, 2018, a post-doctoral researcher and undergraduate student of Dr. Grace Saba (Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership) deployed a Teledyne Webb Slocum Glider with an integrated ASL Environmental Sciences Inc. Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) 38, 125 and 200 kHz instrument in the Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica).  The deployment lasted 3 weeks and the glider was recovered on January 31, 2018.     The purpose of this deployment was to obtain mesoscale and sub-mesoscale measurements of hydrographic processes and

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Ten Institutes Join the Nereus Program

(USA) Arizona State University (USA) University of South Carolina (USA) Agrocampus Ouest (France) Monterey Bay Aquarium (USA) Stanford University (USA) University of Ottawa (Canada) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Rutgers University (USA)   They will engage in research such as regional fisheries policy, social responsibility of seafood, science communication, up-welling system, ecosystem based approach, the state of blue fish tuna, bycatch, climate related extreme events, marine pollution, and population health

Dr. Cisco Werner (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Werner Director of Scientific Programs

Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, he served as the Director of NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC). Cisco brings extensive experience leading scientific efforts in the federal government and previously in academia as Director and Professor of Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Chairman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC-CH) Department of Marine Sciences. While at UNC-CH, Dr. Werner was the George & Alice Welsh Distinguished Professor from 2005-2008. From 2007-2017 he was co-Editor

Photo: Greg Trauthwein

New York at Risk of Flooding Every Two Decades -Study

after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southeastern United States over the weekend.   "The inundations from hurricanes will affect where we live, it will affect how we work, it will cause problems with the ecosystem," said Horton, a professor of sea level research at New Jersey-based Rutgers University.   "It's very bleak."   The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences aimed to measure how frequently floods like those produced by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey could occur until 2100.   Sandy devastated

R/V Sikuliaq Research vessels like R/V Sikuliaq are built to conduct scientific observation and experimentation.

New Ships Join the US Research Fleet

second year faculty members–on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education,” he says. Participants have found the training to be valuable. Diane Adams, PhD, of the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, says the chief scientist training cruise provided an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what it really takes to prepare and run a cruise. “Often, we get the hands on training on the at sea technical work, but there are important tricks for the management and

Scientists recover an ROV during fish surveys offshore the California coast (Photo by Ann Bull, BOEM)

Ocean Energy Committee Members Selected -BOEM

Griggs—University of California, Santa Cruz Dr. Peter J. Auster—University of Connecticut Deerin Babb-Brott—SeaPlan Dr. Keith R. Criddle—University of Alaska, Fairbanks Dr. Hajo Eicken—University of Alaska, Fairbanks Dr. Paul G. Falkowski—Rutgers University Dr. Mary (Missy) H. Feeley—ExxonMobil (Retired) Dr. Mardi C. Hastings—Georgia Institute of Technology (Retired) Dr. Bonnie J. McCay—Rutgers University Dr. Richard McLaughlin—Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University

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