Technology & Discovery
HBOI Scientist Works in Italy
Dr. Fraser Dalgleish from FAU Harbor Branch's Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab (OVOL) is in La Spezia, Italy for 10 weeks as a visiting researcher with the Environmental Knowledge and Operational Effectiveness group at the NATO Science and Technology Organization (Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation). OVOL scientists are collaborating with NATO oceanographers in developing hardware designs, calibration methodologies and computationally efficient inversion algorithms for autonomous LiDAR sensors, a potential game-changing technology for real-time assessment of critical water column optical properties during certain military operations. He returns to HBOI later this month.
September 12, 2014
FAU Harbor Branch Scientists Take Part in NOAA Cruise
Several FAU Harbor Branch scientists are taking part in the Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2014: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys expedition, funded by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, in partnership with NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Regional Office and Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team. HBOI scientists Dr. Dennis Hanisak, John Reed and Stephanie Farrington are among the group of researchers aboard two-week cruise, which departed on August 15. The project is a collaborative effort between 11 universities where more than 35 scientists pool their expertise to investigate the role that the relatively healthy deep mesophotic reefs of Pulley Ridge (off the southwest coast of Florida) may play in replenishing key species of fish and other organisms in reefs downstream. Click here for the latest information on the cruise.
August 18, 2014