The National Science Foundation has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in the nation.Continue reading "URI-led consortium selected to operate new research ship to replace R/V Endeavor"
Mike is helping to develop a new method to measure dissolved neon (Ne) in glacial meltwater using mass spectrometry. #NSFfundedContinue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Michael Miller"
Elizabeth Tan is merging her science background with notions of ecology to help build and develop software for a low-cost underwater weather station. #NSFfundedContinue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Elizabeth Tan"
Potential effects of volcanic warming on ice-sheet melting and sea level rise still to be determined #NSFfundedContinue reading "Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier"
She is spending ten weeks in the laboratory of Dr. Bethany Jenkins where she is investigating the genetic composition of the Narragansett Bay phytoplankton community and testing for the presence of the natural toxin domoic acid.Continue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Samantha Vaverka"
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"
We all know our planet spins, but did you also know it is constantly changing. Earth’s outer crust moves in pieces over melted rock, coming together and spreading apart to reshape the geological landscape. Those interactions—called the theory of plate tectonics—can cause natural disasters, including earthquakes, which are especially destructive. It’s crucial, then, that scientists […]Continue reading "GSO’s Matt Wei wins prestigious NSF early career grant"
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Rhode Island a $19 million grant to establish a statewide research consortium to study the effects of climate variability on coastal ecosystems. The funding builds on more than $30 million of previous NSF funding through its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which aims to […]Continue reading "NSF awards URI $19 million to establish statewide coastal ecology research consortium; GSO’s Rothstein to co-lead"
Anna Robuck is one of three recipients nationally It all started with the Little Mermaid, the charming Disney movie about a mermaid who dreams of becoming human. Anna Robuck’s endless childhood viewings led to an obsession for anything—books, videos, toys—about the ocean and its preservation. Now 29, Robuck is well on her way to protecting […]Continue reading "GSO student receives national science scholarship to study pollutants in food chain, water, air"
GSO’s Inner Space Center won high praise from federal investigators today for its help finding the data recorder of the doomed El Faro cargo ship. The National Transportation Safety Board released a transcript of audio recordings from the data recorder, which the center helped locate in 15,000 feet of water off the Bahamas in the Caribbean last […]Continue reading "GSO’s Inner Space Center credited for role in discovery of data recorder for El Faro wreck"