RU COOL Awarded $2.5 Million Funding for New Jersey Offshore Wind Studies

Grace Saba prepares to deploy an autonomous underwater glider equipped with sensors to monitor for ocean acidification on the New Jersey coastal shelf. Photo credit: Eric Niiler, WIRED.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently announced the award of funding for studies to provide enhanced scientific information on the impacts of offshore wind energy development off New Jersey’s coastline as well as the state’s entry into a regional offshore-wind science collaborative. The development of New Jersey’s offshore wind resources is …

Rutgers Part of New Consortium Awarded $5.4 Million to Improve Operational Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico

L-R: Michael Smith, research staff at Rutgers; Scott Glenn, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences; Steve DiMarco, professor, Texas A&M University; and Travis Miles, assistant professor at Rutgers, who are part of the collaborative team involved in the UGOS project.

Scott Glenn, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is the Rutgers lead, and Travis Miles, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is the Rutgers co-PI, on a $5.4 million award to establish the Gulf Consortium for Offshore Risk Reduction Engaging Stakeholders (GulfCORES). GulfCORES is one of three consortia to receive a five-year, …

Diversifying the Geosciences

Ashaki Rouff

A new grant will launch a project that aims to break down barriers keeping underrepresented students from pursuing careers in earth sciences. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to Rutgers to increase the number of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students earning degrees in the geosciences. The geosciences—which include the study of Earth and its bodies of water, natural …

JCNERR and Rutgers Aid in Collaborative Research Consortium Project to Manage the Barnegat and Great Bays

Aerial shot of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR). Photo credit: Rob Auermuller, Life on the Edge Drones.

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) and several partners were awarded a grant to implement the newly-established New Jersey Consortium for Resilient Communities. JCNERR is managed by Rutgers NJAES, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project, “Barnegat Bay and Great Bays Resilience Observing Network: Tracking the Changing Environment to Inform the Management of Estuarine …

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

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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 …