OOMG Hosts SECOORA 2016 Annual Meeting

SECOORA meeting attendees in Hunt Library

OOMG hosted the three-day annual meeting of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) in May 2016. Over 60 attendees, representing federal and state agencies, academia, industry/private sector, and the public, discussed SECOORA board business, big data, ecological interactions in the southeast U.S., and opportunities for collaboration. Board members Mitch Roffer, Rick DeVoe, Lisa Adams, Quinton White, and Michael Crosby were elected….

Atlantis Cruise Finds Historic Shipwreck

shipwreck debris

Searching for a missing oceanographic instrument mooring off the U. S. Atlantic coast, scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis discovered instead the remains of a shipwreck probably dating from the American Revolution. The autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry was used to scan the sea floor for anomalies, which Alvin, with a crew of three, was later sent to investigate. OOMG post doc Austin Todd was…

Gordon Research Conference 2015

The Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling in June 2015 was chaired by John Wilkin (Rutgers University), with Roy He as vice-chair. Attendees from OOMG included Xiangming Zeng, Roy He, Joe Zambon, and Ping Zhai. The University of New England (Biddeford, ME) provided a scenic backdrop.

Dr. Kerry Emanuel visits OOMG

KErry Emanuel at OOMG

Dr. Kerry Emanuel (center), the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visited OOMG on April 17, 2015. He was the invited speaker of “The Nature of Science: A Town Hall by Greg Fishel” program at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and gave a presentation on North Carolina Hurricanes: Past, Present and Future on…

GoMRI Science Featured at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum

An interactive exhibit at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located at Texas A&M University, allows visitors to “Make Your Own Oil Spill.” Visitors can “spill” oil in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Bight by tapping a touch-screen display, then watch the program map the dispersal of the oil based on bathymetry, currents, and winds. The visualization is part of…

Nancy White, Director of CSI, Visits OOMG

Nancy White and OOMG

Dr. Nancy White, Director of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, visited OOMG in January 2015. OOMG collaborates with the CSI on ocean wave energy research. Present were (L to R): Roy He, Austin Todd, Nancy White, Jennifer Warrillow, Ping Zhai, Yanlin Gong, Xiangming Zeng, and Zhiren Wang.

OOMG Group Photo

OOMG members 7/2014

OOMG members (l to r): Xiangming Zeng, Yanlin Gong, Yizhen Li, Jennifer Warrillow, Roy He, Zuo George Xue, Austin Todd, Taylor Shropshire, Joe Zambon, and Zhigang Yao

Alvin Dive and R/V Atlantis cruise, Spring 2014

PI Roy He took a trip to the depths in Alvin, the small Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) operated from the R/V Atlantis, in early summer 2014. He descended 2500 m into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Alvin and R/V Atlantis are owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. View the photo gallery from the dive.

Debra Hernandez, Executive Director of SECOORA, visits OOMG

OOMG and Debra Hernandez

Debra Hernandez, Executive Director of the South East Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), visited the OOMG in March 2014. from left to right: Xiangming Zeng, Zhigang Yao, Austin Todd, Debra Hernandez, Ruoying He, Joseph Zambon, Yanlin Gong, and Yizhen Li. (not pictured: Zuo “George” Xue, Jennifer Warrillow)

Gulf of Mexico Drifter Tracker

This display animates the NCSU SABGOM model-simulated trajectories of surface floats released within the South Atlantic Bight and the Gulf of Mexico on the day of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April 20, 2010) and where they would drift for the following six months. To see the trajectory of a surface float, click a starting location within the light shaded area in…