National Academies Award Grant to Study Loop Current

map with current vectors of Loop Current in Gulf of Mexico

Dr. Ruoying He and the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group has been awarded a major grant as part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine investigation of the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current. OOMG’s numerical modeling project is the largest of eight new projects that will advance our understanding of the Loop Current using a multifaceted approach that includes modeling, adding…

Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor Awards Ceremony

Roy He and the Goodnights

Four NCSU College of Sciences faculty members were honored as Goodnight Innovative Distinguished faculty in a ceremony on 26 November 2018. Dr. Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of SAS, and his wife Ann are long-time supporters of NC State, generously donating to the university. Dr. Goodnight is an NCSU alumnus. Goodnight Innovative faculty honored a the ceremony were Drs. Phil Castellano, Harald…

COAWST Workshop 2019 At NCSU

COAWST workshop

Dr. Roy He, head of OOMG, and Dr. John Warner of the U.S. Geological Survey will co-host a workshop on the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport (COAWST) numerical model in February 2019. The workshop will be four days of intensive instruction in the capabilities, applications, and operations of the COAWST coupled modeling system. Instructors include the developers of the modeling components as well as expert…

OOMG Scientists Dr. Joe Zambon and Shun Mao arrive at the R/V Neil Armstrong

OOMG members Dr. Joe Zambon (Research Assistant Professor) and Shun Mao (Ph.D. Student) arrived at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) to board the R/V Neil Armstrong early Thursday morning. They are taking part in the final cruise of the NSF-funded Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH). Upon their arrival, they checked in with the Chief Scientist for this expedition (AR-33),…

NOAA Deputy Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs Visits NCSU

Neil Jacobs at NCSU

NOAA Deputy Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs, an NCSU alumnus, conducted a listening session in November 2018 at NCSU to discuss NOAA’s efforts to improve weather research to operations, develop a community-based weather model, and advance seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasts. Dr. Jacobs also took questions and gathered input from the public.   [Photo, L to R: Dr. Joe Zambon (OOMG), Dr. Neil Jacobs (NOAA),…

High School Outreach

glider retrieval from ship

OOMG lab manager Jennifer Warrillow spoke to engineering students at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, NC in November 2018 about the application of engineering principles to oceanography. Specifically, she explained the design and mechanics of OOMG’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), a Slocum G1 glider. Principles discussed include: how to make the vehicle watertight how to balance components inside the glider and component…

Dr. Conrad Lautenbacher Visits OOMG

OOMG was pleased to host Dr. Conrad Lautenbacher’s visited NC State University in October 2018. Dr. Lautenbacher is a retired Navy Vice Admiral, former Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, eighth administrator of NOAA, and president of the  Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education. Dr. Lautenbacher presented a Special Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences seminar titled “Science and the Real…

OOMG Attends MABPOM Conference

Members of OOMG attended the Middle Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology (MABPOM) conference at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in October 2018. This annual meeting discusses science of the U. S. east coast from the Gulf of Maine to the continental shelf south of Cape Hatteras, NC. OOMG members contributed to the conference this year with four presentations: Impact of Hurricane Florence…

Kenan Institute Renews Support of OOMG

Kenan Institute at NCSU logo

The Kenan Institute of Engineering, Technology, and Science (KIETS) at NC State University has generously continued their funding support of OOMG’s research on Dynamical Model Downscaling of Climate Change and Its Impacts on Marine Environmental Conditions Off North Carolina for a second year. This support leverages other funding on physical oceanographic processes around Cape Hatteras, NC and will enable OOMG to increase the resolution of fine-scale…

L. McGee named first Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar

OOMG Ph.D. student Laura McGee has won the first Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars award from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA). Laura will use the financial award to present her research as scientific meetings, network with other scientists, and disseminate her research results. She develops and uses cutting-edge data analysis techniques to investigate the role of hurricanes in air-sea CO2 flux….