Senior Research Scientist Mike Lomas and Director of NCMA was a guest lecturer at the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence on the German island of Helgoland in April. The program provides world-class education and training in observational oceanography to emerging and developing countries.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has certified the Bigelow Analytical Services (BAS) facility as the first in the nation to offer a new protocol to test for paralytic shellfish toxins in the state’s shellfish population. Other coastal states are expected to follow Maine’s lead in implementing this new protocol.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is taking a clear, concise position that climate change is happening here and now, with high risk of potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts. AAAS also is offering guidance on what can and should be done about it.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership has designated Senior Research Scientist Beth Orcutt as one of its Distinguished Lecturers. The Distinguished Lecturer Series is designed to bring the exciting scientific results and discoveries of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to academic research institutions, museums, and aquaria.
Thor Sigfusson, PhD, president of the Iceland Ocean Cluster visited Bigelow Laboratory and shared his experiences about the challenges and opportunities of creating a cluster of marine-related businesses.
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.