The recently-completed Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP) brought together talented GSO/URI oceanographers and writers to produce a science-based management and regulatory plan to help stakeholders, managers, and policy makers make wise use of the Rhode Island’s offshore waters (RI Sound, Block Island Sound, and the associated continental shelf region of the Atlantic Ocean). […]Continue reading "Science for Coastal Management"
As is common practice for researchers around the world, URI GSO faculty and students share the results of their research with fellow scientists and society by publishing in refereed scientific journals. With so many people conducting so much research, it can be difficult to keep track of recently published articles. Fortunately, the URI University Libraries maintain a list of works published by GSO faculty and students at this link.Continue reading "Recent Faculty Publications"
URI GSO Associate Professor of Oceanography Rebecca Robinson has been named a Consortium for Ocean Leadership Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-2013.Continue reading "Robinson Named Distinguished Lecturer"
Life deep in the seabed proceeds very slowly. A team of scientists from Aarhus University (Denmark) and the University of Rhode Island has developed a new method for measuring this slow life deep down in the seabed. Their findings were published last week in the journal Nature.Continue reading "Life Deep Below the Seabed"
Prof. Brad Moran has been selected to spend the next two years at the National Science Foundation to serve in the Division of Ocean Sciences. He will help guide the merit review process for grant proposals dealing with chemical oceanography. He was selected after a national search for a program director.Continue reading "Prof. Brad Moran to NSF"
When a group of hazardous chemicals were detected in Narragansett Bay by Graduate School of Oceanography professor Rainer Lohmann and graduate student Victoria Sacks, the local media took notice. Lohmann was interviewed on Channel 12 and WPRO radio, and news stories appeared in the Providence Journal, Boston Globe, EcoRI, WBRU and elsewhere. The URI news release on the project can be found here.Continue reading "Emerging Contaminants"