URI Press ReleaseContinue reading "URI Oceanographer Returns from Arctic Expedition Examining Winter Conditions in Marine Environment"
A University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography marine scientist has returned from a six-week research cruise to the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea, the first time oceanographers have studied this Arctic region in winter during modern times.Continue reading "GSO Scientist Returns from Arctic Cruise"
When the University of Rhode Island’s research ship Endeavor topped off its 53,000 gallon fuel tanks last month, it filled up with refined biodiesel, making it the first ship in the U.S. research fleet to use the alternative fuel. It’s the first step in the University’s plan to transform the 185-foot vessel into the most energy-efficient and “green” research vessel in the country.Continue reading "Greening the ENDEAVOR"
The West African nation of Senegal is facing a serious problem with food security, in part due to a decline in its fisheries. So the Senegalese government and the U.S. Agency for International Development have turned to the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center for answers.
The Center, based at the Graduate School of Oceanography, has worked with numerous developing nations on coastal management and sustainable fisheries initiatives for three decades, but this is its first project in Senegal.Continue reading "Coastal Resources Center Assists Senegal"
How have the increased winds and warming that the region has experienced lately had an impact on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current? Two GSO oceanographers, Drs. Kathleen Donohue and Randy Watts, together with Teri Chereskin (SIO) are trying to answer this question.Continue reading "Drake Project Takes GSO to Antarctica"
Dr. John Merrill worked with SecondWind (a commercial manufacturer) to install one of their vertical wind profilers on the GSO dock to test its capabilities in harsh marine environments and its environmental impact. Wind profiles are extremely important for siting energy-producing wind turbines.Continue reading "Wind Profile Data at GSO"