Congressman Langevin blogged about his visit to R/V Endeavor during the Endeavor 40th anniversary open house. “For 40 years, the research vessel Endeavor has been providing hands-on learning experiences for scientists and would-be scientists. The National Science Foundation owns the ship, but it’s the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island that […]Continue reading "Congressman Langevin visits R/V Endeavor"
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: For months after the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill killed 11 workers and spawned illnesses and economic stress around the Gulf of Mexico, scientists couldn’t answer basic questions about the disaster. How much oil was pouring from the Deepwater Horizon rig? Where was it going? How long would […]Continue reading "Universities Seek Smaller, Modernized Fleet of Research Vessels"
The University of Rhode Island has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a ground-breaking research and education expedition into the Canadian Arctic’s Northwest Passage. URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography’s Inner Space Center, an international facility that supports and conducts ocean science research expeditions, will lead the expedition, which will […]Continue reading "GSO Receives $3 Million Grant for Ground-Breaking Arctic Expedition"
Three women scientists at the University of Rhode Island will lead expeditions to Antarctica this year, thanks to winning highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation. The expeditions aboard the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer reflect URI’s successful initiative to recruit more women to science faculty positions and create a welcoming environment for them. […]Continue reading "Three Women Scientists From URI to Lead Expeditions This Year to Antarctica"
Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced more than $1.8 million in grant funding for oceans research and coastal data archives at the University of Rhode Island (URI). “A thorough understanding of our oceans, marine life, aquaculture, and coastal areas is crucial to preserving these precious resources, and I’m pleased URI is being awarded these federal […]Continue reading "Federal Delegation Announces $1.8 Million for URI Oceans Research, Archives"
Imagine spending two months on a research vessel in the middle of the Indian Ocean collecting sediment at the bottom of the sea miles below. That’s what University of Rhode Island scientist Rebecca Robinson did as part of an international research team studying the Agulhas Current, and its influence on global climate over many years—5 […]Continue reading "Graduate School of Oceanography Scientist Returns from Research Project in Indian Ocean"
A University of Rhode Island oceanographer is studying microscopic organisms at the bottom of Narragansett Bay that could help determine how climate change is changing the bay’s ecosystem. Rebecca Robinson’s research is on diatoms, single-celled organisms found in abundance in the oceans. Diatoms—a type of phytoplankton—are at the base of the food web, feeding everything […]Continue reading "Climate Clues in Diatoms"
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"