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This Aggie Oceanography Student Spent Her Summer with the U.S. Navy

This Aggie Oceanography Student Spent Her Summer with the U.S. Navy

For three sweltering months this summer, Texas A&M Department of Oceanography graduate student Lauren Replogle called the Naval Oceanographic Office home.

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Oceanographers Kick into High Gear to Study Harvey’s Effects

Oceanographers Kick into High Gear to Study Harvey’s Effects

TAMU oceanographers research the effects of Harvey to learn about severe environmental changes.

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As Harvey’s huge rains flow towards fragile coral reefs, this surfing robot is tracking water data

As Harvey’s huge rains flow towards fragile coral reefs, this surfing robot is tracking water data

Thanks to a Texas A&M University partnership with Liquid Robotics, an autonomous, gliding surface vehicle is riding waves alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critical post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data.

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Texas’ eyes and ears in the Gulf of Mexico: state-funded buoy system streamed real-time Harvey data to shore

Texas’ eyes and ears in the Gulf of Mexico: state-funded buoy system streamed real-time Harvey data to shore

Thanks to the Texas General Land Office and Texas A&M, a system of eight enormous buoys in the Gulf of Mexico provided essential, real-time, in-the-water data to decision-makers before and after Hurricane Harvey made land-fall.

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This Texas A&M crew weathered Hurricane Harvey at sea

This Texas A&M crew weathered Hurricane Harvey at sea

A maintenance cruise to important data-gathering buoys turned serious for these oceanography technicians

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Oceanographers Monitor East Flower Garden Bank in Gulf of Mexico

Oceanographers Monitor East Flower Garden Bank in Gulf of Mexico

TAMU oceanographers undertake two-month ocean acidification monitoring deployment at a coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Undergraduate Researchers Observe the Ocean in Intensive Summer Research Program

Undergraduate Researchers Observe the Ocean in Intensive Summer Research Program

Ten undergraduates spend the summer with the Department of Oceanography researching in the lab and on the ocean.

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Oceanography Ph.D. Candidate Engages Policy Crash Course in D.C.

Oceanography Ph.D. Candidate Engages Policy Crash Course in D.C.

Doctoral Candidate Andrea Kealoha discusses her science policy experience in DC this summer.

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Department of Oceanography Recognizes First Two Graduates of The Masters of Ocean Science and Technology Degree

Department of Oceanography Recognizes First Two Graduates of The Masters of Ocean Science and Technology Degree

Laura Farris and Emily Lewis reflect on becoming the first graduates of the MOST program.

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Oceanography Heads to Space

Oceanography Heads to Space

May Ph.D. graduate Michael Evans continues research on carbonates on Mars meteorites through accepted position at NASA Johnson Space Center.

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Steven DiMarco and Ruth Perry appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee

Steven DiMarco and Ruth Perry appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee

Steven DiMarco and Ruth Perry appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee

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Research by Dr. Shamberger Selected for Feature Video at South by Southwest

Research by Dr. Shamberger Selected for Feature Video at South by Southwest

Research on Palau coral reef growth and ocean acidification by Dr. Kathryn Shamberger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Oceanography, was selected by Texas A&M University to appear in a feature video at the festival South by Southwest in March 2017.

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Educational Outreach Event at Rock Prairie Elementary

Educational Outreach Event at Rock Prairie Elementary

Graduate students from the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University traveled to Rock Prairie Elementary on Thursday, February 23rd for an Educational Outreach Event on ocean acidification.

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Iron Particles In Pacific Ocean Can Be Carried 2,500 Miles

Iron Particles In Pacific Ocean Can Be Carried 2,500 Miles

Iron particles coming from hydrothermal vents along volcanic mountain ridges deep in the ocean persist for more than 2,500 miles across the Pacific, according to a study led by a Texas A&M University researcher.

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New Oceanography Degree Prepares Students To Tackle Challenges Facing The World’s Oceans

New Oceanography Degree Prepares Students To Tackle Challenges Facing The World’s Oceans

Responding to new challenges impacting the Earth’s oceans, Texas A&M University’s Department of Oceanography will offer a new undergraduate degree in oceanography.

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Texas A&M Oceanography Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

Texas A&M Oceanography Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

The United States branch of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has awarded Texas A&M University PhD student, Natalie Zielinski, as one of the recipients of the 2017 Society for Underwater Technology Scholarship award.

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2016 Faculty and Staff Awards

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards

We would like to take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions and from our faculty and staff that have been made throughout this momentous year.

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Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, dispersants were used to keep the oil from coming ashore by dispersing and diluting it. According to a new study led by a Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher, “marine oil snow formation” – a natural process whereby sticky materials excreted by plankton and bacteria can help to enhance dispersing effects by providing a microhabitat for oil degradation – was observed for the first time.

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Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

A research team from across the state of Texas recently joined Dr. Kristen Thyng in presenting a research paper, "True Colors of Oceanography: Guidelines for Effective and Accurate Colormap Selection."

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Understanding Japanese Current Could Help Weather Predictions

Understanding Japanese Current Could Help Weather Predictions

A team of international scientists, led by five researchers from Texas A&M University, have completed a detailed study of the Kuroshio Current and their findings could have an impact on predicting future weather patterns in the North Pacific sector and beyond.

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The College of Geosciences Launches Two High Frequency Radars in the Gulf of Mexico

The College of Geosciences Launches Two High Frequency Radars in the Gulf of Mexico

Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences has successfully launched two new High Frequency (HF) radars as the first phase of the highly collaborative “Smart Gulf” initiative that will provide instant oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Jason Sylvan named Ocean Discovery  Distinguished Lecturer

Jason Sylvan named Ocean Discovery Distinguished Lecturer

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Sylvan on being named to the 2016-2017 class of Ocean Discovery Distinguished Lecturers!

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 Study Uses Gulf Science Data to Analyze Water Chemistry near Deepwater Horizon

Study Uses Gulf Science Data to Analyze Water Chemistry near Deepwater Horizon

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Ph.D. student Andrea Kealoha ‘18 receives  Nancy Foster scholarship

Ph.D. student Andrea Kealoha ‘18 receives Nancy Foster scholarship

Congratulations to Oceanography Ph.D. student Andrea Kealoha ’18 on being awarded the 2016 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship.

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Oceanography launches new REU program

Oceanography launches new REU program

Ten students will participate in learning new ocean observing technologies using data from ocean observatories, buoys, and time series to investigate the ocean.

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1,000th Oceanography degree to be awarded

1,000th Oceanography degree to be awarded

On Friday May 13th, the Department of Oceanography conferred its 1,000th degree.

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Halbouty nominations through May 20th

Halbouty nominations through May 20th

It is with great pride and anticipation that the College of Geosciences invite nominations for the 2016 Michel T. Halbouty Medal.

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Norman Guinasso named Research Professor Emeritus

Norman Guinasso named Research Professor Emeritus

Dr. Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. has been named Research Professor Emeritus, approved by the TAMU Board of Regents effective Feb 11, 2016.

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Faculty named to inaugural class of ASLO Fellows

Faculty named to inaugural class of ASLO Fellows

Dr. Lisa Campbell has been named to the Inaugural Class of ASLO Sustaining Fellows

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2015 AGU Fall Meeting

2015 AGU Fall Meeting

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2015 Faculty Awards

2015 Faculty Awards

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Geosciences: 50 Years, More Than 10,000 Students, 1 College

Geosciences: 50 Years, More Than 10,000 Students, 1 College

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164 Gulf Sites Named For Aggies

164 Gulf Sites Named For Aggies

Texas A&M has more underwater features named after it than any university in the world

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Texas A&M University and University of Haifa Expand Global Ocean Observatory and Education to the Mediterranean Sea

Texas A&M University and University of Haifa Expand Global Ocean Observatory and Education to the Mediterranean Sea

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Nick Perez Joins the College of Geosciences

Nick Perez Joins the College of Geosciences

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Journal Article on Fishing Quota Leases Yields Prize

Journal Article on Fishing Quota Leases Yields Prize

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NOAA Grants Help Oceanographers Protect Living Resources in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Grants Help Oceanographers Protect Living Resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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Jason Sylvan Joins the Department of Oceanography

Jason Sylvan Joins the Department of Oceanography

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Dr. Norman Guinasso Receives the 2014 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Norman Guinasso Receives the 2014 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act Lifetime Achievement Award

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Larry Komrower Joins the College of Geosciences as High Impact Program Coordinator

Larry Komrower Joins the College of Geosciences as High Impact Program Coordinator

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Dr. Dan Goldberg Receives the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Dan Goldberg Receives the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Award

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Listen to On the Ocean for Current News About Ocean Science

Listen to On the Ocean for Current News About Ocean Science

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Oceanography Dedicates New Learning Facility

Oceanography Dedicates New Learning Facility

Named in honor of a revered professor, a unique learning center focuses on ocean observing, collaborative studies, and big data acquisition.

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Chemical Oceanographer Joins Geosciences

Chemical Oceanographer Joins Geosciences

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Research Articles in Oceanography

Research Articles in Oceanography

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Pacific Mystery: Coral Reefs Are Thriving, But How?

Pacific Mystery: Coral Reefs Are Thriving, But How?

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Summer Program Introduces High School Students to the Geosciences

Summer Program Introduces High School Students to the Geosciences

Summer program introduces high school students to the geosciences

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Online rip current survey aimed at increasing safety of beach visitors

Online rip current survey aimed at increasing safety of beach visitors

Participating in a new online survey about rip currents could someday save a life.

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Debbie Thomas Is Appointed Department Head in Oceanography

Debbie Thomas Is Appointed Department Head in Oceanography

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Six Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Six Faculty Members Receive Promotions

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Pollen and Clouds: April flowers bring May showers?

Pollen and Clouds: April flowers bring May showers?

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Texas A&M’s Women’s Faculty Network Recognizes Professor’s Leadership in Mentoring

Texas A&M’s Women’s Faculty Network Recognizes Professor’s Leadership in Mentoring

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Six New Faculty Members Join College of Geosciences

Six New Faculty Members Join College of Geosciences

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2015 Graduation Awards Ceremony & Reception

Join Us for the 2015 Graduation Awards Ceremony & Reception

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Cara Milligan Named Senior Director for Development for College of Geosciences

Cara Milligan Named Senior Development Director for College of Geosciences

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Join Us for the 50th Anniversary of Geosciences Celebration!

Join Us for the 50th Anniversary of Geosciences Celebration!

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College Honors Scholars and Their Donors Article

College Honors Scholars and Their Donors

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Rocking the boat

Rocking the boat

Ten years of progress for women in oceanography

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Texas Sea Grant's Jacob receives 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension Award

Texas Sea Grant's Jacob receives 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension Award

Texas Sea Grant's Dr. John Jacob was honored with the Excellence in Extension Award for the Southern Region at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) earlier this month.

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Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle focus of Brownsville conference Nov. 18-19

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle focus of Brownsville conference Nov. 18-19

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle focus of Brownsville conference Nov. 18-19

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Texas A&M program merges art and science to address climate issues

Texas A&M program merges art and science to address climate issues

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New endowment establishes a scholarship in Oceanography

New endowment establishes a scholarship in Oceanography

A gift from a former Texas A&M doctoral student in biochemistry has established the Donald and Melba Ross Graduate Scholarship in the Department of Oceanography.

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Deepwater Fracking Could Become Next Offshore Drilling Frontier

Deepwater Fracking Could Become Next Offshore Drilling Frontier

Deepwater Fracking Could Become Next Offshore Drilling Frontier

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Panel: Legacies of Texas A&M, oil industry tied together

Panel: Legacies of Texas A&M, oil industry tied together

Panel: Legacies of Texas A&M, oil industry tied together

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The People of Weather-Ready Nation: Heather Wade, Coastal Planning Specialist

The People of Weather-Ready Nation: Heather Wade, Coastal Planning Specialist

The People of Weather-Ready Nation: Heather Wade, Coastal Planning Specialist

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Texas A&M Oceanographer Advocates Ocean Observing Before Presidential Panel

Texas A&M Oceanographer Advocates Ocean Observing Before Presidential Panel

Texas A&M Oceanographer Advocates Ocean Observing Before Presidential Panel

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Underwater Watchguards

Underwater Watchguards

Underwater Watchguards

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Texas Sea Grant Director honored as 2014 ‘Harte’s Hero’

Texas Sea Grant Director honored as 2014 ‘Harte’s Hero’

Texas Sea Grant Director honored as 2014 ‘Harte’s Hero’

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The Student Geosciences’ Council tackles its first student-run career fair

The Student Geosciences’ Council tackles its first student-run career fair

The Student Geosciences’ Council tackles its first student-run career fair

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Geosciences' Programs Respond to Spill

Geosciences' Programs Respond to Spill

Geosciences' Programs Respond to Spill

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Renowned Geoscientist Makes His Mark at Texas A&M

Renowned Geoscientist Makes His Mark at Texas A&M

Renowned Geoscientist Makes His Mark at Texas A&M

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Seven New Faculty Members Join Geosciences

Seven New Faculty Members Join Geosciences

Seven New Faculty Members Join Geosciences

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Study Examines Iceberg Shifts In North Atlantic

Study Examines Iceberg Shifts In North Atlantic

Study Examines Iceberg Shifts In North Atlantic

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Texas A&M Prof Hoping To Unlock Secrets Of Alcatraz

Texas A&M Prof Hoping To Unlock Secrets Of Alcatraz

Texas A&M Prof Hoping To Unlock Secrets Of Alcatraz

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Texas A&M, NSF Announce Agreement for Research Ship Operations, May Total $250 Million

Texas A&M, NSF Announce Agreement for Research Ship Operations, May Total $250 Million

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