The Seventh Annual Scott W. Nixon lecture will feature Pál Weihe, MD, who will discuss emergent contaminants called PFASs and their effects on human health in the Arctic.Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: The Scott W. Nixon Lecture Series: Remaining Skeptical, Seven Years Later"
February has Valentines Day and is American Heart Month so it’s certainly the month when you can wear your heart on your sleeve. In that vein, here is my winter and spring “Favorite Five” list of what makes the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) so special and why we “heart” GSO.Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: Let me count the ways I love you"
Just as one’s heart isn’t centered but is on the left side of one’s body, the Mosby Center is on the left side of South Ferry Road. The last building on the road that leads visitors to the Bay Campus, the small, unassuming “North Lab” as it was originally called, is the oldest building on […]Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: The Once and Future Heart of the Bay Campus"
A large number of GSO graduates choose to stay in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island reaps the benefits. Not only does the state get their expertise, but these alums contribute directly to the state’s economy.Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: Ocean Scientists for the Ocean State – Voting for Rhode Island with their Feet"
From a young age, Catalina Martinez would study puddles on her street and wonder what was at the bottom of them. Now, as the Regional Program Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) with an office by Narragansett Bay at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School […]Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: Catalina Martinez: Exploring the Ocean and Sharing It With Us"
Dr. Candace Oviatt has been carrying out crucial research in Narragansett Bay for decades and shows no signs of stopping.Continue reading "Bay Campus (B)log: Candace Oviatt, Ph.D. – She’s Keeping an Eye on Narragansett Bay"
GSO, along with partners WHOI and UNH, won the competition for a new research ship. The (B)log explains why this is important for Rhode Island, why a coastal oceanographer is excited about this, and why the Rhode Island public should be very excited about the future of ocean research in our state.Continue reading "A New Ship Coming to GSO’s Backyard"
When 8 URI undergraduate Honors students took the course CSI:Oceans, they learned about whales, microscopic plankton, and how to explain their research to the world through telepresence while they were on a research cruise off Rhode Island.Continue reading "Not your typical undergraduate class: #EndeavorLive"
The ability to do research throughout the world’s ocean is crucial to GSO. Our ships are hard working for RI and beyond. First there was R/V Trident, next there is R/V Endeavor, now there is the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium.Continue reading "GSO’s Research Labs That Float"
When URI President Francis H. Horn hired John A. Knauss as the founding dean of the newly established Graduate School of Oceanography, they definitely believed in “Think Big, We Do”, transforming the Narragansett Marine Lab by bringing in an ocean-going ship in addition to expanding the coastal programs. And it started on April 27, 1961.Continue reading "A vision for GSO (or why we must have a ship, why we can’t forget about coastal waters, and why we should celebrate April 27)"