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Ocean Observing Systems

Technology has opened many new doors that are admitting a literal flood of observations from the ocean. Exciting new technologies include novel moorings and gliders, as well as better-known, satellite remote-sensing methods. SMS, through the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS), is at the forefront of observing-system development nationally. SMS is involved in an unusual diversity of such sensors and platforms, and benefits immensely from a world-renowned University of Maine graduate program in geographic information systems (GIS). Although the observing systems are diverse, they share many problems. A single, short observing program can yield a shopping bag of CDs filled with data. The grand challenge in ocean observing is to develop and implement means of converting this flood of data into a controlled flow of meaningful information.

Participating Faculty

 

Emmanuel Boss

Emmanuel Boss

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Interests: biological-physical interactions, geophysical fluid dynamics, Lagrangian and Eulerian dynamics and kinematics, marine optics, marine acoustics, remote sensing, mesoscale (fronts, jets, and eddies) dynamics, mixed-layer dynamics, science teaching methodology, Oceanography, Ocean Observing systems, Ocean Modeling and prediction.
emmanuel.boss@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4378

Brian Dzwonkowski

Brian Dzwonkowski

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briandz@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4391

Peter A. Jumars

Peter A. Jumars

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Interests: Benthos, Benthic Oceanography, Biological-Physical Interactions, Bioacoustics, Biological-Physical Interactions, Ocean Observing Systems, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Climate Change
jumars@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5114

Mary Jane Perry

Mary Jane Perry

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Interests: Biological-Physical Interactions, Phycology, Ocean Observing Systems, Marine Physiological Ecology, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Optics, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change
perrymj@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5339

Neal Pettigrew

Neal Pettigrew

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Interests: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Energy, Marine Climate Change, Coastal Physical Oceanography, Ocean Observing Systems, Gulf of Maine, autonomous vehicles, data buoys, coastal currents, AUV, glider
nealp@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4384

Jeffrey Runge

Jeffrey Runge

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Interests: Biological-Physical Interactions, Fisheries Sciences, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Oceanography
Jeffrey.runge@maine.edu
Phone: 207.228.1652

Mark Wells

Mark Wells

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Interests: Phytoplankton Physiology, Trace Metals, Iron, Marine Biogeochemistry, Iron Limitation, CDOM, Sensors, Harmful Algal Blooms, Biological-Physical Interactions, Marine Aquaculture, Marine Optics, Marine Physiological Ecology, Ocean Observing Systems, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change
mlwells@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-4322

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