CIT Awarded Subcontract to Support Ocean Research

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today a $50,000 subcontract with Rutgers University to provide site support for six high frequency (HF) radar systems along the Virginia-Maryland coast, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) project…Scott Glenn, Rutgers University Professor of Marine and Coastal Science, and Managing Director and Principal Investigator for MARACOOS, said, "We look forward to continuing to work with CIT and all our partners to build a system that greatly contributes to improving our management and use of this precious resource."

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Early Career Scientist Wins $50,000 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, was awarded a $50,000 Sloan Foundation fellowship. Pinsky is one of two Rutgers assistant professors and among 126 recipients of Sloan Foundation fellowships awarded to early career scientists and scholars who do research in eight scientific and technical fields, including ocean sciences. Pinsky is also affiliated with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and is studying how changing climates affect coastal marine species and how that, in turn, affects human society.

“An award like this is a wonderful gift to someone early in their career like me,” said Pinsky. β€œIt comes with essentially no strings attached, so it gives me the freedom to explore riskier research ideas outside what a traditional funding agency is likely to support,” he added. Read more in this Rutgers Today story.

State Climatologist at Rutgers University Awarded Nearly $50,000 in Emergency Management Subgrants

The Office of the State Climatologist at Rutgers University received an Emergency Management Open Initiative (EMOI) subgrant for nearly $50,000, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced on Monday…The State Climatologist at Rutgers received $49,998 to maintain New Jersey Weather Net Station it operates. The grant money is dedicated to helping ensure hardware and software stability; improve data accuracy; improve a weather ready web portal; conduct training; and the ability to provide continued support during adverse weather conditions, according to NJOEM.

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The Heat is On: Climate Change and New Jersey

The New Jersey Climate Adaption Alliance has received $400,000 from the Kresge Foundation to help New Jersey adapt to climate change. Read what’s in store for New Jersey as we face rising seas and temperatures.

Antarctic Science Documentary Includes Students’ Energy and Perspectives

An unusual Rutgers University program that involves undergraduates in making documentary films about science has released a three-minute trailer for a project that was filmed in the ice and beneath the frigid waters of the Antarctic Peninsula. The film project was supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The Rutgers Film Bureau, the university’s professional documentary office within the university’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, recently released the trailer for the planned feature-length, non-fiction narrative.

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