Fuel Spill Exercise

By on September 17, 2015

IMG_6822CARTHE participated in a regional HAZMAT spill tabletop exercise, contributing information on the local currents and how the spill might move based on the environmental conditions. We are always preparing for potential spills.

The other participants included local, state, and federal emergency responders, scientists, and communications personnel.  The group will come together later this year to conduct a full scale fuel spill exercise.

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Call for submissions: Air-Sea Interaction Session at Ocean Sciences Meeting

By on August 12, 2015

Two CARTHE graduate students, Nathan Laxague and David Ortiz-Suslow, will co-chair a session during the biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting, which will be held the 21-26 of February 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Advances in Understanding the Physical Processes at the Air-Sea


CARTHE goes to Cuba

By on August 11, 2015

In an effort to reach the Latin American community, Sharon Chinchilla, CARTHE’s program manager, presented a synthesis of CARTHE’s work at the 2015 Cubambiente International Convention on Environment and Development. Being that some of the most understudied parts of the


CARTHE scientists win Best Poster at SIAM conference

By on August 5, 2015

A team that included CARTHE scientists was awarded Best Poster in the Early Career Researcher category at the 15th SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences.  The poster was titled “Transport in the Gulf of Mexico”,  based


Reaching for the STARSS

By on June 19, 2015

CARTHE’s mission is to study ocean currents in order to understand how oil and other material get transported. We do this in part by conducting large-scale field experiments. Our next major field campaign is LASER, LAgrangian Submesoscale ExpeRiment, which will


Singapore student scientists

By on May 21, 2015

Fourth grade students from the Singapore American School in Singapore were searching the internet one day to look for ways they could help the ocean.  They came across Bob the Drifter and the CARTHE website, and decided they wanted to build a


Santa Barbara Oil Spill

By on May 20, 2015

Photo by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department Another oil spill hit the headlines: Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Crews Race to Contain Estimated 21,000 Gallons CARTHE director, Tamay Özgökmen, took a moment to consider the impacts of this event


5 years later…

By on April 20, 2015

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.  11 individuals were killed, 17 were injured, and over the next 3 months, approximately 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists from across the world


Drifter behavior experiments with Seakeepers and Fleet Miami

By on April 16, 2015

CARTHE teamed up with The International SeaKeepers Society and Fleet Miami in September 2014 and March/April 2015 for a total of 6 days of experiments contributing to CARTHE’s new drifter design.  The goal of this research is to test the


‘Drones at the Beach’ wins video competition!

By on March 16, 2015

Ocean 180 Video Challenge is a national video competition for ocean scientists, judged by middle school students.  Scientists are challenged to bring their latest research papers to life in a short video. We are happy to announce that 2 CARTHE/Waterlust videos were in