The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer, the only federally funded U.S. ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge, will start testing a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) at sea from May 18 to June 6.
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.
From December 3-7 2012, over 20,000 people will attend the 45th annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. This event is an important venue for international scientific exchange among Earth and space scientists and educators.
A significant contingent of URI GSO faculty, staff and students will be presenting their research to an international audience.
In Rhode Island and around the country, coastal communities are working on plans to manage and sustain the ocean’s resources to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population.
A new short film, America’s Ocean Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, is the first in a series that explores this effort with ocean management practitioners from around the world. The film provides an overview of economic issues related to ocean planning.
Undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country spent the last 10 weeks conducting cutting-edge oceanographic research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program.
The students were assigned to research projects led by faculty and graduate students at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography to gain an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of marine science research.
Dr. Bruce Corliss has accepted the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He comes to GSO from Duke University, where he was Director of the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium and also served as Chair of the Department of Geology, the Interim Chair of the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and the senior Assistant Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Dr.
America's Cup racing returns to Newport, and the URI Graduate School of Oceanography will be in the thick of it.
The America's Cup World Series holds the final regatta of the year in Newport this June 23 through July 1. Featuring crews from around the world racing their catamarans within sight of Fort Adams, the event format includes both fleet racing (multiple boats) and match racing (two boats racing head-to-head). Previous races this season were held in Portugal, UK, San Diego, Naples Italy and Venice.
URI GSO Professor Robert Ballard has been in the news frequently in association with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. On April 19, at 7 p.m., he will be giving a free lecture at the Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus of URI. Details are at this link.
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.
The American Association of School Administrators has announced that Dr. Robert Ballard is the 2012 recipient of the American Education Award. This award honors an outstanding American citizen who has achieved excellence and distinction in his or her career and serves as a role model and teacher to others.