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SoMAS Convocation 2019

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...
SoMAS Research featured as EOS Research Spotlight

SoMAS Research featured as EOS Research Spotlight

The recent publication by SoMAS alum Shaily Rahman (PhD, 2016) and her advisors, Robert Aller and J. Kirk Cochran: “The Missing Silica Sink: Revisiting the Marine Sedimentary Si Cycle Using Cosmogenic 32Si” published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31,...
Retrospective Banquet 2017

Retrospective Banquet 2017

Interim Dean Larry Swanson thanks everyone who joined us at our Retrospective Event: This wonderful event brought us all together to reminisce, reflect, and look hopefully to the future.” Many thanks to our colleagues who helped put the evening together. They...
SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

Many thanks for those that joined us on December 14, 2016 for our Holiday Retrospective with great food and people. The highlight was when Santa arrived and the little ones all got a ride with him. A special thank you to those who helped organize the event including...
SoMAS Graduate Student Helps Develop Tool to Constrain Silicon Cycle

SoMAS Graduate Student Helps Develop Tool to Constrain Silicon Cycle

Our understanding of the global silicon (Si) cycle has changed progressively over the past several decades. In the late 1970’s, the silica (SiO2) produced by weathering on the continents and delivered in dissolved form from the world’s rivers to the ocean was thought...

Wen Cong, URECA Researcher of the Month – February 2016

From Wen Cong, URECA Researcher of the Month, February 2016 Marine Sciences major, Class of 2016 Research Mentor: Dr.Qingzhi Zhu, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences   “I am very lucky to have Dr. Zhu as my mentor,” reflects Wen Cong, a Marine Sciences...
Bermuda Rise (BaRFlux)

Bermuda Rise (BaRFlux)

Principal Investigators: David Black, Cindy Lee, Rob Armstrong and Kirk Cochran Funded by NSF Ocean Sciences Division Students Supported: TBA Project Description:The goal of this work is to achieve a better mechanistic understanding of the ocean’s role in the global...

LIGRI Highlights of 2009

Research Activity Seepage and Nitrogen Inputs to Manhasset, Huntington and Great South Bays in collaboration with the USGS (Woods Hole) (Ruth Coffey, Ph.D. student) Groundwater links between land use and surface waters (R. Coffey, Ph.D. student) Groundwater coastline...

Dr. Qingzhi Zhu Joins SoMAS Faculty as Assistant Professor

This semester, SoMAS welcomed Dr. Qingzhi Zhu as Assistant Professor. Dr. Zhu has been part of the SoMAS community, as a research scientist and adjunct faculty member working with Dr. Robert Aller, since 2002. Dr. Zhu, who received his doctorate in Chemistry in 1997...

Continental Area Shelf Exchange Study (CASES)

Principle Investigators: Kirk Cochran at MSRC and Louis Fortier at Univ. Laval, Canada (CASES leader) Funded by NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Student Supported: David Amiel, M.S., Ph.D. Project Description: The overarching...

Ocean Impacts on Global Climate Change

A site in the northeast Mediterranean Sea is providing MSRC researchers with new information about the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle. The MedFlux project – a large international collaborative effort including MSRC professors Cindy Lee, Kirk...

MedFlux

Principal Investigators: Cindy Lee, Rob Armstrong, Kirk Cochran and investigators from 6 other US and European institutions. Funded by NSF Ocean Sciences Division Students Supported: Gillian Stewart, Aaron Beck, Jennifer Szlosek, Zhanfei Liu, and Jianhong Xue (all...

Submarine Groundwater Discharge into the Venice Lagoon Italy

Principal Investigators: Henry Bokuniewicz and Kirk Cochran Funded by William J. Fulbright Foundation, the Institute of International Education and ALCOA Corporation Students Supported: Aaron Beck (Ph.D.) and John Rapaglia (Ph.D.) Project Description: Beginning in...
A Memorial to Akira Okubo (1925-1996)

A Memorial to Akira Okubo (1925-1996)

On February 1, 1996 the world lost a distinguished scientist and the faculty, staff and students of the Marine Sciences Research Center lost a beloved colleague, mentor, teacher and friend. Akira Okubo died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer....

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