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USA: Twelve Offshore Wind R&D Projects Selected for Funding

Offshore Engineer

The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) has selected twelve projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.

Sparring Partner

The crew and science team on R/V Neil Armstrong deployed newly designed, 60-foot spar buoy for sea trials about 100 miles south of Cape Cod last week.

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A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ in the Arctic

A 'Ticking Time Bomb' in the Arctic

Scientists discover that the amount of heat in a major Arctic Ocean circulation system has doubled over the past 30 years. If the temperatures continue to spike, it could eventually spell trouble for the ice above.

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Moorings & Buoys

Many ocean processes that scientists want to study are either invisible from the surface or they play out over long…

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Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. The awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual’s research promise.

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Mysteries of the Red Sea

Mysteries of the Red Sea

The Red Sea also has several characteristics not seen in other oceans: extremely warm temperatures, high evaporation rates, odd circulation patterns, and a rare current that sometimes disappears in winter.

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A Mooring Under Ice

Changes in the fresh water flowing from the Arctic region, through Hudson Strait, and into the North Atlantic can affect…

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The Young Woman and the Sea

The Young Woman and the Sea

Meghan Donohue always wanted a career in oceanography. She earned an undergraduate degree in physical oceanography from the University of…

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A Pioneering Vision

A Pioneering Vision

In 2005, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution devised a revolutionary plan: They would deploy about 150 scientific instruments in…

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Aqua Incognita

Aqua Incognita

There is a jar of money in the conference room of the Mooring Operations & Engineering (MOE) team at Woods…

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Pinocchio’s Nose

Pinocchio's Nose

It took only a month for the new Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to reveal insights about shifting ocean circulation patterns…

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Thinking Global

Thinking Global

The Global Array component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative initially included four remote, high-latitude locations, selected for scientifically strategic reasons:…

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Sound and Color

The Current - UC Santa Barbara

features Mark Baumgartner and Daniel Zitterbart