ONJSC Compiles Top 10 NJ Weather Events of 2021

Henri Road Flooding

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications Team From the snowiest February on record in Northern NJ, to summer hail, to the devastation wrought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, a number of dramatic, dangerous, and deadly weather events occurred in NJ last year. David Robinson, New Jersey State Climatologist and #EOAS faculty member, reports on how he and his staff ranked …

Collaboration at the New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center: “It’s a Family Operation”

Sean Towers, Dave Jones, and Mark Baranoski work to repair one of AIC’s seawater intakes. Photo credit: David Bushek.

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is a research and extension powerhouse that shares knowledge and best practices from its farms, labs, institutes and innovation hubs with residents and businesses in the state. Behind the scenes, NJAES teams are doing complex work that requires diverse skillsets, hands-on experience and keen problem-solving abilities. The New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) is an NJAES …

Rutgers Among Global Organizations Awarded Funding to Advance Data-Driven Climate Solutions

Accelerator Grant Program Graphic

Rutgers New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center and the NJAES Office of Research Analytics are among 10 global climate action organizations named by the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to its 2022 Accelerator Grant Program to advance their use of data and AI for impact, as part of the foundation’s $4.5 million commitment to climate action. Rutgers works to help New Jersey adapt to climate change …

Science Storytelling as Community Engagement: Rutgers Releases “Fields of Devotion” Short Film Trailer

Fields of Devotion: Vannini Farms, Vineland, NJ

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Departments of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Plant Biology, along with the Rutgers Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)—a part of the New Jersey Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health—are launching a unique “Science Storytelling as Community Engagement” initiative. The intent is to increase understanding and dialogue between Rutgers scientists and the broader community. Distinguished professor Oscar Schofield, chair of Marine and Coastal Sciences noted, “it is imperative for scientists to find innovative ways to engage the public in science learning. …

Rutgers Awarded $750,000 Multi-Institutional Grant to Develop Online Tools for Demonstrating Societal Impacts of Scientific Research

Distinguished Professor Scott Glenn (Center for Ocean Observing Leadership or COOL) discusses ocean gliders with a group of middle school students attending an Ocean Day community event.

Rutgers University and the University of Missouri-Columbia recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop online tools to help university researchers connect their research with society. The National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of its granting requirements, encourages researchers to provide opportunities for the public to engage and share their findings with policy makers, educators …

National Science Foundation Awards Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator Grant

wind farm construction

NSF invests $21 million to tackle two complex societal challenges: the networked blue economy, and trust and authenticity in communication systems and will fund 28 teams to fast-track solutions toward with a positive societal impact The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator grant for the project, “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy.” …

President Holloway Announces University Climate Action Plan

Members of the New Jersey State Police's Task Force 1 perform search and rescue operations in Somerville, NJ in the wake of Hurricane Ida's remnants causing record breaking flooding. Kopp said the hurricane reminded New Jersey how critical it is to both stabilize the global climate and adapt to the changes we’ve already locked in. Photo by Matt Drews

Rutgers will establish an Office of Climate Action and work to eliminate greenhouse gases before the university’s 275th anniversary. In his second address to the University Senate on Sept. 24, President Jonathan Holloway announced the university’s commitment to a Climate Action Plan and the formation of the Office of Climate Action that will lead the university’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. The …

Rutgers to Lead Regional Large-Scale Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub with Nearly $20M from National Science Foundation

Aerial view of the Jersey Shore

The new hub will help improve the understanding and governance of co-evolving hazard developments and coastal processes. Advancing its mission and leadership role to improve climate risk management critical to societal well-being, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will lead a multi-university Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH) made possible by a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People (CoPe) …

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four Rutgers graduate students – the highest number from any institution of higher education in the United States – are among 74 finalists selected for the 2022 class of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Named after oceanographer and meteorologist John A. Knauss, one of the founders of the Sea Grant and …