On Wednesday, February 6, Dean Bruce Corliss presided over the formal opening of Studio Blue, a multimedia coastal and ocean learning commons designed to exhibit creative works in a variety of media that are inspired by and imbue the research of marine and coastal scientists. The artists and their scientist counterparts were in attendance to discuss their works, both to the audience as a group, and individually after the formal program.
The Inner Space Center at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography is featured in "New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2011 Field Season," a supplement to the March 2012 issue of Oceanography, the official magazine of the Oceanography Society.
University of Rhode Island volcanologist Steven Carey is participating in a scientific investigation of hydrothermal vents in the crater of an ancient underwater volcano off the coast of Greece. He is helping to direct remotely operated vehicles deployed from the exploration ship Nautilus to collect water and sediment samples, and he is discussing the findings with shipboard scientists.
But Carey isn’t aboard the Nautilus. He’s not even in Greece or elsewhere in Europe. He is sitting in the Inner Space Center at URI, where he can participate in the research expedition from thousands of miles away without having to spend weeks at sea.
The URI GSO Inner Space Center (ISC) supported two ships streaming live high-definition video from remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) working in two very different parts of the world; the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer exploring the mid-Cayman Rise region of the Caribbean for hydrothermal vents, and simultaneously, the E/V Nautilus exploring the Black Sea for ancient shipwrecks.
GSO has prepared a profile that provides an overview of GSO's programs in research, education, and outreach, as well as a description of the Narragansett Bay campus and its facilities. You can download a PDF of the brochure by clicking on this link.
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.
With the demolition of the old Pell Library building in May, construction of the new Ocean Science & Exploration Center (OSEC) isnow complete. The facility forms a physical and intellectual campus center that houses the new Pell Marine Science Library, meeting rooms, the Nautilus Galley, the GSO Computer Center, the UNOLS office, administrative offices, the new exploration and archaeological oceanographic programs led by Dr. Robert Ballard, and the Inner Space Center directed by Dr. Dwight Coleman.