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 […]

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. […]

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. […]



The bottom-mounted research instruments utilized by Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH) scientists sit anywhere from 20 meters to more than 3000 meters beneath the surface of the ocean. These instruments measure the entire water column above using a variety of remote and in situ methods of data collection. […]



The R/V Neil Armstrong was tasked with deploying Argo floats into the Gulf Stream. Argo floats are designed to sink to around 1000m and drift along with the currents at that depth. After about 2 weeks of drifting at 1000m, they float back to the surface over approximately 6 hours, […]



OOMG members Dr. Joe Zambon (Research Assistant Professor), Shun Mao (Ph.D. Student) and the rest of the multi-institutional Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH) team arrived in their study region and science operations began. While the R/V Neil Armstrong has been recording important scientific data since leaving the dock […]



OOMG members Dr. Joe Zambon (Research Assistant Professor), Shun Mao (Ph.D. Student) and the rest of the multi-institutional Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH) team departed from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute dock at Woods Hole, MA early Saturday morning. Their trip to the continental shelf break off of […]



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 […]

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.   […]

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. She explained the design and mechanics of OOMG’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), a Slocum G1 glider. Principles discussed include: how to make the […]