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OC EA N I E ART H I AT M OSP H E RE NEWS FROM THE ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

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S CIE N C E FEATU R ES New Technology Measures Small-Scale Currents that Transport Ocean Plastics, Oil Spills Researchers at UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have developed a new technology to measure the currents near the ocean’s surface that carry pollutants such as plastics and spilled oil.

Read More Scientists Study Atmospheric Waves Radiating out of Hurricanes Researchers believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and location of hurricanes from hundreds of miles away by detecting atmospheric waves radiating from the centers of these powerful storms.

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Study Finds Major Ocean Current is Widening as Climate Warms A new study by UM Rosenstiel School researchers found that the Indian Ocean’s Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global climate change, suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulence of the current, rather than increasing its flow rate.

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ALU M N I S P OTL I G HT Erica Towle, Ph.D. Erica is a double alumna of the Rosenstiel School, earning her B.S. in Marine and Atmospheric Science in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Ecology in 2015. Her Ph.D. research was completed in Professor Chris Langdon's corals and climate change lab, and focused on identifying indicators of resilience to climate change stress in corals of the Florida Reef Tract. She completed a NOAA Knauss Fellowship in Washington, D.C. and is working as an Ocean Science Policy Analyst for NOAA's Office of Coast Survey at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

UP CO M I N G EV EN TS Sea Secrets 2018

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AWAR DS A N D A C CO L A D ES Provosts’ and AGU Student Paper Award Winners Several UM Rosenstiel School faculty received awards for their research from the UM Office of the Provost. Graduate student Ajda Savarin won the AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting.

Read More Science as Diplomacy The Rosenstiel School's Final lecture of the 2017 Sea Secrets series focused on using science diplomacy to bring marine science together in the U.S. and Cuba and was held at the new Frost Science Museum. At a time when science seems under attack and truth is contested, researchers in Miami are using the discipline to bridge the 90-mile and decades-long gap with scientists in Cuba.

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S U P P O RT SC I E N C E Your support for science is helping to improve the quality of life for us all AQQUUA New York-based Aqquua LLC US has committed to a nearly $1.5 million collaborative research agreement with the UM Experimental Fish Hatchery to advance aquaculture technology for high-value marine fish such as tuna and hirame (Japanese flounder). The agreement is aimed at improving hatchery and other aquaculture technologies of a number of economically valuable species that have never been developed elsewhere in the world.

Read More Dr. Linda Farmer A broad group of devoted colleagues, alumni, family and friends has pooled funds to establish the Dr. Linda Farmer Endowed Student Research Award Fund. Dr. Farmer’s legendary care for her students inspired an alumnus from the class of 2000 to honor her by offering a significant matching gift‌which in turn inspired the Rosenstiel School community to come together to ensure the success of this endowment. The award will be given annually to support undergraduate students conducting marine science research.

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L AST S HOT Snake Eel-Cleaner Shrimp Duet Wins UM Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo Contest

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NEWS FROM THE ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE  

Newsletter from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - Summer 2017