Oceans and Atmosphere

Applied Ocean Sciences

Applied ocean sciences focus on the application of advanced technology to ocean exploration and observation. Fields include marine acoustics, optics, electromagnetics, geophysics, ecology, sediment transport, coastal processes, physical oceanography, and air-sea interaction. The emphasis is on the resolution of key scientific issues through novel technological development.

Academics

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Research Geophysicist
Grant Deane
Research Oceanographer
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Research Oceanographer
Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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Professor of Practice
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Florian Meyer
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

A global network of robotic floats that measure the changing state of the ocean.

CalCOFI is a long-term, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

Develops and implements coastal observatories, serves as a science and technical interface with local, state, and federal agencies, and manages various system components.

Develops autonomous instrument platforms and sensors for them, builds instrumented vehicles, and operates floats and gliders for such projects.

Research interests are broadly concerned with the use of new technology for observing oceanic phenomena and the development of inverse techniques for their interpretation.

Provides a critical service to the oceanographic community by innovating new drifter designs and sensors as demanded/needed by science applications and evolving observing system requirements.

An autonomous long range platform to unveil the oceans.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

May 5, 2021 A Scientist's Life: Grant Deane

A Scientist's Life: Grant Deane

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Apr 23, 2021 The 'Heat Bombs' Destroying Arctic Sea Ice

The 'Heat Bombs' Destroying Arctic Sea Ice

Unprecedented observations could revise forecasts of melt in polar oce...

Apr 21, 2021 The Wave Beneath Their Wings

The Wave Beneath Their Wings

The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans is worke...