From March 6-13,scientists aboard the RV Pelican will be assessing the long-term impacts of oil and gas released in the Gulf of Mexico and learning more about how microbes may play a role in their natural degradation. Senior Research Scientist Beth Orcutt is leading the scientific investigation.
Bigelow Laboratory’s design by Perkins+Will captured an honorable mention in R&D Magazine’s 48th Laboratory of the Year Awards. This annual international competition recognizes excellence in laboratory design, planning and construction from the best new and renovated laboratories.
52 presentations. 16 researchers. 8 students. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be a presence at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting that brings together the world’s ocean experts for scientific exchange across many and diverse marine disciplines.
Senior Research Scientist Steve Archer and Postdoctoral Researcher Kerstin Suffrian are spending 10 weeks in the Canary Islands on a National Science Foundation project to measure ocean acidification. They are determining how trace gas concentrations might change with increasing acidity.
Undergraduates looking for research experience are encouraged to sign up for Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences’ hands-on summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program “Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean.” The 2014 program dates will be June 9th - August 15th, and it will be held at the Laboratory's East Boothbay campus.
Darlene Trew Crist, a science communications professional with more than twenty years of experience in marine-related communications, has been named director of communications for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. She will begin her duties on February 10, 2014.
Attention all Maine high school and middle school science teachers! Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences hosts an annual Professional Development Workshop to enhance ocean science education in the state. Participants spend a day in the field on a research cruise, attend seminars by Bigelow scientists, and engage in hands-on laboratory learning activities. The 2014 "Exploring Oceanography" course will take place from July 8th to July 11th - for more information and to register for this FREE opportunity, check out our website!