- Report: Keeping New Fire Island Inlet Open is Paying Off (Patch)
- New book summaries 35 years of Long Island Sound research (The Day)
- Study: Lemon sharks return to birthplace, exhibiting ‘natal homing’ (Newsday)
- Daniel Knopf, named research fellow of EMSL at PNNLAssociate Professor Daniel Knopf has been named by the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) a Wiley Research Fellow in recognition of his important contributions to EMSL as a national scientific user and a proven record of generating highly impactful science.
- R/V Seawolf on Storage Wars New York episode “It Takes a Queens Village” 11/8/2013. Examiner Review
- NYU-Poly Partners With Stony Brook to Launch Storm Institute (Washington Square News)
Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the beginning of the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms and Emergencies, a research institute housed at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and Stony Brook University in response to Superstorm Sandy. A meeting that will address funding and the final plan will take place today Nov. 7. The funding group consists of the two co-directors, Minghua Zhang of Stony Brook and NYU-Poly professor Fletcher Griffis in addition to four other researchers — two from NYU and two from Stony Brook.
- NYU-Poly Partners With Stony Brook to Launch Storm Institute (commercialobserver.com)
- Stony Brook Marine Scientist Malcolm Bowman: Protecting The East Coast From Future Storms (My Long Island TV)
Stony Brook University Marine Scientist Malcolm Bowman explains what East coast communities must do to prevent “Sandy-Like” damage. As the east coast sinks and the water levels rise, if we do nothing, he predicts that in the future storms weaker than Sandy will cause greater damage to our communities.
- On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy (The Atlantic)
One year after the storm that caused it, an inlet blasted in Fire Island has led to the cleansing of a long-polluted bay.
- Interdisciplinary NSF- Funded Effort to Develop Dynamical and Decision Support Models to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering
In the wake of Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, ubiquitous wildfires and other natural disasters,the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded 12 new grants totaling $32 million through its Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters solicitation. The effort, part of NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment, will enable scientists to study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires.
- Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies
STONY BROOK, NY, October 31, 2013–Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), a new “applied think tank” led by New York University and Stony Brook University that will serve as a hub of research and education on emergency preparedness, as well as a clearinghouse of information regarding extreme weather and natural disasters
- Award-winning authors to teach Marine Conservation Literature Course at SoMASMaster’s students in the Marine Conservation and Policy Program will have the unique opportunity of taking a literature course from two of the nation’s leading environmental writers this spring semester. Dr. Carl Safina, and Paul Greenberg, will team up with SoMAS Professor Dr. Lesley Thorne to teach Marine Conservation Literature. The course seeks to teach students about how marine science issues have been represented in written works, and the link between literature, our relationship with the oceans, and the decisions we make about ocean conservation.
- SoMAS Faculty Speaks at First Annual TedXSBU!
Dr. Hannes Baumann from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences gave an 18 minute talk at the first annual Stony Brook University TedXSBU event. The video, titled “You break it, you own it-synchrony in nature, doomed by humans”, is now available on YouTube. More information about the TedXSBU event and to view all videos is available athttp://www.ted.com/tedx/events/8120
- Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later – NOAA and Sea Grant’s Response Coastal Processes & Hazards – News (New York Sea Grant)
- Amid Superstorm Sandy’s Havoc, A Win for Wildlife (National Geographic)
- Rising Seas Coastal Processes & Hazards – News (National Geographic via NYSG)
- Rising Seas (Burn – An Energy Journal: Rising Seas)
- Tech to protect against the next hurricane Sandy (FoxNews.com)
- Sandy aid money to increase, says Schumer (Newsday)
- A Year Later, Has The East Coast Learned Anything From Hurricane Sandy? (FactCoexist.com)
- Damaging Brown Tide Re-emerges across entire South Shore of Long Island
An intense and damaging brown tide has re-emerged across most of Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, and Shinnecock Bay. Monitoring by the Gobler Laboratory based in the Marine Science Research Center in the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus has revealed that a brown tide that began to develop during September and has intensified this month to nearly 1,000,000 cells per milliliter in central Great South Bay as of October 8. Densities exceeding 200,000 cells per milliliter were also present in western Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, and Shinnecock Bay.
Oct 15, 2013 – 9:59:47 AM
- SoMAS Celebrates Opening of State-Of-The-Art Marine Science Center
The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University today celebrated the opening of its spectacular new state-of-the-art LEED-certified Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele were joined by members of the community to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of spectacular new research and teaching facility.
- Stony Brook Southampton celebrates opening of new Marine Sciences Center (Riverheadlocal.com)
- Stony Brook Southampton Marine Center opens (EastendBeacon.com)
- New Stony Brook University marine center to launch Friday (Newsday)
- SBU Faculty Celebrated with New Honor Wall at Melville Library (Stony Brook Happenings)
- R/V Seawolf helps release rescued dolphin RoxanneThe crew of the R/V Seawolf helped release Roxanne, a rescued Risso’s dolphin, nurtured back to health by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. Roxanne is tagged and her journey can be viewed on her page at theRiverhead Foundation.
- New Marine Science Center Poised to Open at Stony Brook Southampton (27East.com)
- A super long wait for a super storm (SBU Statesmen)
- New Scholarship for Undergraduate ATM Majors
- New Southampton Marine Science Center Manager Named
- New Online “Adaptation Tool Box” to Help Hudson Riverfront Communities Deal with Rising River While Seeking Economic Revitalization Featuring Dr. Roger Flood (ScenicHudson.org)
- SBU Study Published in PLoS ONE Shows Rate of Temperature Change Along World’s Coastlines has Itself Changed Dramatically Over the Past Three Decades (SBU)
Locally, changes in coastal ocean temperatures may be much more extreme than global averages imply. New research published in the June 18 edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE) entitled “Decadal Changes in the World’s Coastal Latitudinal Temperature Gradients,” is highlighting some of the distinct regional implications associated with global climate-change.
Jun 28, 2013 – 4:30:00 PM
- Stony Brook University Hosts NSF Funded Storm Chasing Project (SBU)
Stony Brook University in collaboration with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, CO, is hosting and participating in the DREAMS (Doppler Radar for Education And Mesoscale Studies) project, a three-week National Science Foundation-funded endeavor to study storms, sea breezes and other weather phenomena around the New York City (NYC) and Long Island area. The project, led by Dr. Brian Colle, a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook, is utilizing the Doppler on Wheels 6 (DOW 6), a truck equipped with a Doppler weather radar and a set of weather instruments that can be deployed in the field (a “pod”).
Jun 26, 2013 – 9:30:00 AM
- Fukushima-Derived Radioactivity in Seafood Poses Minimal Health Risks, Experts Say (SBU)
In 2012, Nicholas Fisher a distinguished professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University and postdoctoral scholar Zosia Baumann, working with a colleague at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, reported that they had detected radioactivity in Pacific bluefin tuna swimming off the California coast. The source of the radioactivity was Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi powerplants, which were damaged by the strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011 and released large quantities of radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean. The news prompted widespread media interest and speculation as to the possible risks to seafood consumers posed by the levels of radioactivity found in the tuna.
Jun 3, 2013 – 3:46:26 PM
- SBU’s Demian Chapman studies the whitetip shark (Northshoreoflongisland.com)
- SBU Oceanographer: officials must study waters (Northshoreoflongisland.com)
- Eyewitness to Climate Chaos – Anatomy of a Tornado ABC 7 NYC, May 1, 2013
Meteorologist Jeff Smith, of Channel 7 Eyewitness News, interviews SBU’s Kelly Lombardo on the anatomy of a tornado.
- Campus tap water versus pond water (SBStatesmen)
- Our Hero: Chris Gobler, Stony Brook University’s School of Marine Atmostpheric Sciences (Gracelinks)
- Stony Brook Southampton Invites the Public to Participate in Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program Eelgrass Replanting Event(SBU)
On Saturday, April 27 from 10 am until 2 pm, Stony Brook University scientists involved in the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP) are inviting volunteers to help with an eelgrass replanting event to stimulate and replenish eelgrass beds in Shinnecock Bay. The event is designed to assist the scientists with eelgrass disc assembly; increase citizen science participation in the program; and to update the community with ShiRP’s progress.
Apr 23, 2013 – 4:00:00 PM
- Stony Brook University Secures $200 Million in 12 Months (SBU)
Stony Brook University has long been known for providing opportunities for talented, high achieving students who want a quality, affordable, public higher education experience and the better future that goes with it. Now, a multitude of friends and former students have given to the University in historic fashion Ã¢â‚¬” helping to raise a staggering $200 million in 12 months.
Mar 4, 2013 – 11:00:00 AM
- Scientists Estimate More Than 100 Million Sharks Killed Annually (SBU)
The number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million, according to the research “Global Catches, Exploitation Rates and Rebuilding Options for Sharks,” published in the journal Marine Policy on February 28, 2013. The article was co-authored by Dr. Demian Chapman, assistant professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and assistant director of science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation at Stony Brook University.
Mar 1, 2013 – 6:00:00 PM
- New Research on Migratory Behavior of Endangered Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Can Help Shape Conservation Strategies(SBU)
As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species, the oceanic whitetip shark, regularly crosses international boundaries. Efforts by individual nations to protect this declining apex predator within their own maritime borders may therefore need to be nested within broader international conservation measures.
Feb 20, 2013 – 5:00:00 PM