Scientists with a NASA-led expedition are operating from the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography as colleagues explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to search for life in deep space.Continue reading "Ocean and space exploration blend at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography"
A shipyard ceremony attended by national, state, and academic VIPs marks start of construction on the Research Vessel Resolution. R.I. Governor, Gina Raimondo is the ship’s ceremonial sponsor.Continue reading "Keel-Laying Celebrates Start of New Research Vessel’s Construction"
For the next three years, researchers from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the University of Rhode Island and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will look into the ocean to help improve the quality of data collected by satellites more than 500 miles above.Continue reading "URI oceanographers among scientists looking to the ocean to improve satellite data"
GSO, along with partners WHOI and UNH, won the competition for a new research ship. The (B)log explains why this is important for Rhode Island, why a coastal oceanographer is excited about this, and why the Rhode Island public should be very excited about the future of ocean research in our state.Continue reading "A New Ship Coming to GSO’s Backyard"
When 8 URI undergraduate Honors students took the course CSI:Oceans, they learned about whales, microscopic plankton, and how to explain their research to the world through telepresence while they were on a research cruise off Rhode Island.Continue reading "Not your typical undergraduate class: #EndeavorLive"
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"
As the effort to fight the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues, the University of Rhode Island research vessel RV Endeavor is participating in studying the scope of the spill. The purpose of the mission, funded by the National Science Foundation, is to track, characterize and sample subsurface oil in the Gulf.Continue reading "RV Endeavor Heads to Gulf Oil Spill"
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"