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Archive: August 2012

Engineering Literacy for Undergraduates in Marine Science: A Case for Hands On

August 28, 2012

 

A recent article published in Oceanography by Emmanuel Boss.  See link below for story.

 

http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/25-2_boss.html

 

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Maine Space Grant fellowship awarded

August 28, 2012

 

 

Kerstin Cullen, an SMS Oceanography graduate student working with Andrew Thomas was awarded a 2012 Maine Space Grant graduate fellowship for her project "Time and space variability of phytoplankton biomass on the Gulf of Alaska shelf: links to dominant forcing mechanisms". Maine Space Grant fellowships are awarded using NASA funds for research that helps NASA fulfill its mission.

 

A description of the project is available here.

 

Time and space variability of phytoplankton...

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Patagonian Fjords: Finding Corals and Surprises

August 16, 2012

 

Dr. Rhian Waller is a professor of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center (University of Maine, USA) and specializes in the ecology of deep-sea and cold-water organisms, particularly corals. Rhian has led or participated in over 40 international research and exploration cruises and expeditions to some of the most remote parts of the planet, and has published over 30 scientific papers and book chapters in her 9 year career. She is passionate about educating the next generation of...

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Maine leads nation with first commercial, grid-tied tidal turbine

August 16, 2012

 

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/25/business/maine-leads-nation-with-first-commercial-grid-tied-tidal-turbine/?ref=videos  

 

Maine was at the center of green energy Tuesday as the Ocean Renewable Power Co. launched a major tidal energy project in Cobscook Bay, which is connected to the Bay of Fundy, famous for its tides. The first of several turbines was to be lowered into the water, and the goal is that it will start cranking out the power by Sept. 1.

Natural Resources Defense...

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