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Scott Doney appointed to WHOTSP

Congratulations to Scott Doney, PAL scientist and co-PI, on his recent appointment to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy! We look forward to seeing him help advance ocean climate science & policy. https://twitter.com/JaneLubchenco46/status/1564964595743309826

A Captain’s Journey to the Antarctic

In the seas of Antarctica, nothing is assured. The weather is fickle, changing from sunny skies to whiteouts in the blink of an eye. Ice is not just ice—it forms in bergs, floes, pancakes, and sheets, each one distinct from...

Antarctic research links warming to fish decline

A long-term study in the Southern Ocean reveals a correlation among warming waters, decreased sea ice and reduced abundance of Antarctic silverfish. These small fish are important prey for penguins, seals and other marine life. The study was published in...

Antarctic Long-Term Ecological Research site turns 30

The Long-Term Ecological Research site at Palmer Station, Antarctica, celebrates its 30th field season this year. Thanks to this long-running research program, scientists have consistently tracked environmental changes taking place along the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming regions on...

New Publication from Graduate student (VIMS) Andrew Corso

Graduate student (VIMS) Andrew Corso with co-authors used a novel 25-year time series to model the effects of environmental variability on larvae of a keystone species, the Antarctic Silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica). Antarctic Silverfish are the only fish in the Southern...

Graduate Student Adventures in Antarctica

Rutgers has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project at Palmer Station Antarctica for over 30 years. During the fall of 2021, graduate students Quintin Diou-Cass and Joe Gradone joined UConn Postdoc Jessie Turner on...

Blooming Antarctica

story by Helen Hill for MITgcm The Southern Ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle by acting as a major sink for CO2. In particular, coastal regions around Antarctica can be understood to play an outsize role, with high...

Great work and Congratulations to the 2021 Palmer LTER field team

The COVID pandemic has been extremely challenging for field science.  Despite the challenges the Palmer LTER team was able to conduct a field expedition aboard the RV Nathaniel Palmer in November and December along the West Antarctic Peninsula. The team...

Exciting research published!

Heather Kim (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) published a new modeling manuscript in the Journal of Biogeosciences.  Her manuscript titled “Modeling polar marine ecosystem functions guided by bacterial physiological and taxonomic traits.” She used a novel data assimilation numerical model to...