URI President David M. Dooley and GSO Dean Bruce H. Corliss hosted over 50 URI alumni and friends at an evening reception aboard the E/V Nautilus while docked at the Embarcadero pier in San Francisco. The event highlighted the important partnership between URI and the Nautilus, which is advancing oceanographic research, exploration and education across […]Continue reading "URI, GSO Leadership Meet with Alumni in San Francisco"
The University of Rhode Island research vessel Endeavor will depart Sunday, June 5 for a four-day expedition to study submerged Native American cultural sites in Rhode Island Sound. John W. King, a professor of marine geology at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, will lead the trip, which is part of a five-year $2 million project […]Continue reading "Exploring Ancient Submerged Native American Cultural Sites"
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After a decade of joint work and scientific adventure, marine explorers from more than 80 countries delivered a historic first global Census of Marine Life on October 4, 2010. Released are maps, three landmark books, and a highlights summary that crown a decade of discovery.Continue reading "Results of First Census of Marine Life Released"
A party of seven GSO researchers, led by Dr. Steven D’Hondt, collected a record 800 water samples squeezed from deep sea sediments on a recent cruise in the Pacific. This cruise, aboard the RV Knorr, sailed 13,500 km from Costa Rica to Honolulu in January and collected cores to build a global model for biomass and respiration under the seafloor.Continue reading "GSO Oceanographers on Record-breaking Cruise"
Quonset Development Corporation’s Managing Director Steven J. King, P.E.was joined by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and U.S. Senator Jack Reed to break ground on construction of a research and office center for the NOAA Okeanos Explorer on October 26th, 2009. Quonset will be the homeport for the 250-foot research vessel, its crew of 24 and 19 scientists.Continue reading "NOAA Groundbreaking at Quonset Pier 1"