What if there was a way to avoid the problem of plastic pollution while still reaping the benefits of a networked ocean? A group co-led by GSO’s Melissa Omand is about to put their biodegradable bioplastic to the test.Continue reading "Fantastic Bioplastic"
The nightly trek of small marine animals from the ocean depths to the surface has been called the largest migration on Earth, and new research led by GSO’s Melissa Omand finds that some zooplankton swim up and down in response to shifts in light due to cloud cover as well.Continue reading "Passing clouds cause some marine animals to make mini-migrations"
GSO Profiles about GSO graduate Christopher Orphanides and his work on whales and endangered species.Continue reading "GSO Profiles – GSO Graduate Christopher Orphanides"
In The New Yorker, GSO assistant professor Melissa Omand discusses how telepresence allowed her to be the lead scientist of an R/V Endeavor research cruise even though she was located on land at the Inner Space Center on the URI Bay Campus.Continue reading "Telepresence Is Transforming Underwater Exploration"
Students from the University of Rhode Island Honors Program will embark on a six-day expedition aboard the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) Research Vessel (R/V) Endeavor to conduct ocean research – and on Earth Day, April 22, you can join them!Continue reading "Join URI students on R/V Endeavor oceanographic research expedition, Earth Day April 22"
“I was really drawn to GSO because it has its own campus, it’s right on the water, it has a really rich history of faculty and students being able to really directly interact with the ocean.”Continue reading "This is GSO: Melissa Omand, GSO Faculty"
GSO professor and oceanographer Melissa Omand was featured in Science News‘ 2016 edition of 10 Scientists to Watch. The list includes profiles of early- and mid-career scientists making important advances in their chosen fields. The article highlights Omand’s recent work on the movement of carbon into the seas: “As chief scientist for a voyage of the […]Continue reading "Omand Featured in Science News’ 10 Scientists to Watch"
Science News – Prof. Melissa Omand listed among top 10 rising scientistsContinue reading "The SN 10: Meet the scientists making the next big discoveries"