This is a listing of blogs that are maintained by, or are of interest to, the greater GSO community.
Oceanbites was started at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Most of the current contributors are students at GSO or GSO alumni, though they encourage participation from students and post docs at other institutions as well. Oceanbites highlights classics, seminal research papers, and features op eds about what it’s like to be a grad student in oceanography and current issues in research.
National Geographic: Explorers Journal
(23 January 2017 – 5 March 2017)
Chief Scientist Rebecca Robinson, URI oceanography associate professor, along with members of her lab and a team of collaborators, head to the Southern Ocean for a research cruise aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer. Their research seeks to understand how the oceans and ocean biology interact with climate by looking at biologically important elements. Their primary scientific goal is to improve reconstructions of the surface nitrogen (N) and silicon (Si) nutrient contents, based on N and Si isotope proxies. SNOWBIRDS blog.
(24 January 2017 – 20 February 2017)
Dr. Melissa Omand, URI oceanography assistant professor, and her graduate student Noah Walcutt are members of the science team aboard the R/V Falkor in the Pacific Ocean. The “Sea to Space Particle Investigation” cruise aims to improve the accuracy of particle size distribution products gathered from satellite and remote-sensing data records.These records contain critical information that can improve our understanding of how Earth’s living marine resources and carbon sequestration are responding to rising carbon dioxide levels as well as climate changes. Sea to Space Particle Investigation
(19 December 2016 – 23 January 2017)
Researchers from Rynearson Lab will study how plankton adapt to new environments, particularly those driven by climate change. They will measure the genetic diversity of diatoms (a planktonic algae with key roles in marine food webs and biogeochemical cycles) and examine how diatoms respond to changes in water temperature and ocean acidification. ADAPT Blog.
(12 September 2016 – 22 November 2016)
Justine Sauvage, a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, is part of the science party seeking the temperature limit of life on IODP Expedition 370. She and other scientists will be blogging over the course of the research mission. DCO T-Limit Blog.
(27 May 2016 – 29 May 2016)
R/V Endeavor will depart Senesco Repair Yard in North Kingstown with Principal Investigator David Smith and Chief Scientist Chris Roman. In addition to testing Chris’ Wire Flyer, the cruise offers Rhode Island educators a chance to go to sea on an oceanographic cruise.
(2 July 2015 – 6 August 2015)
A team of researchers from GSO, lead by Dr. John King, has been collecting data at Fire Island National Seashore as part of a National Park Service funded project to better understand ecosystem dynamics within park submerged lands.