A team of volunteers from the Laboratory spent a recent Saturday clearing fallen trees and overgrowth from the footpaths on the Laboratory’s East Boothbay property, opening a network of woodland and shorefront trails to hikers. All trails are marked with blue Bigelow signs and orange or pink flags, and are now open to the public. Parking for hikers arriving at 60 Bigelow Drive is available at the north end of the Laboratory's main parking or in the sand lot. Come take a walk! Photo by Beth Orcutt.
Bigelow Laboratory has received the 2013 Build New England Grand Honor Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts. The award is given in recognition of outstanding project teams for their "collaborative approach to planning, designing and building facilities that meet the vision and goals of the owner and enhance the community in which the project resides." Read more...
The three wings of Bigelow Laboratory’s Ocean Science and Education Campus in East Boothbay. © Christopher Barnes 2013.
A team of researchers led by Bigelow Senior Research Scientist Dr. Beth Orcutt (above, front row, second from left) has recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating through deep oceanic crust, a significant first step in understanding the way life in the "deep biosphere" beneath the sea floor is able to survive and thrive. The new research findings were published in the journal Nature Communications on September 27, 2013, and are helping to redefine our concepts of the limits of life on our planet. Read more...
Photo by Jen Magnusson.
Bigelow Air-Sea Interactions Laboratory Research Associate Carlton Rauschenberg has just returned from an international research expedition to the East Siberian Sea on the Russian icebreaker Akademik Fyodorov. The 35 scientists on board conducted several long term studies, including deployment of O-Buoy 9 in the O-Buoy Project, part of the 34-day Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational System (NABOS) 2013 Arctic expedition, working to monitor conditions in and over the Arctic Ocean. NABOS expedition organizers include the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). Learn more about the expediton by following the NABOS blog.
Photo courtesy of AARI.