‘Drones at the Beach’ wins video competition!

By on March 16, 2015

_MG_2910Ocean 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 the Top 10 this year (Bob the Drifter and Drones at the Beach).  Both videos were created by the Waterlust team, a group of creative scientists who focus on people’s relationship with water, and were based on CARTHE research.

The videos were judged by 37,795 middle school students and Drones at the Beach won FIRST PLACE!!

Congratulations to all of the scientists and videographers involved in making this great video!


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Grad Student Smith Keeps Surface Currents and Disaster Response on His Radar – GoMRI featured article

By on February 26, 2015

CARTHE graduate student Conor Smith is featured in an article by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many Gulf residents wanted to know where the oil was going and how fast it would get


Finally understanding sub-mesoscale currents

By on December 3, 2014

Ocean currents are streams of seawater that flow in the ocean, and are caused by wind, gravity, earth’s rotation, and differences in density. Currents can carry animals, nutrients, and even pollutants with them as they move. Therefore, it is important


Oil spill simulator makes a splash at Delaware Coast Day

By on October 17, 2014

    The 38th annual University of Delaware “Coast Day” was held on October 5, 2014 in Lewes, Delaware – the home of the UD marine school.  UD faculty shared their research, gave tours of their research vessels, and offered


Using drones in oil spill research

By on October 9, 2014

The use of drones during the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) helped scientists from CARTHE study how oil moves from offshore onto our beaches! This is an innovate approach to a complex problem with powerful results. Check out this

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The Nova/CARTHE team studying bacteria during SCOPE

By on August 4, 2014

While assisting the SCOPE team conduct experiments on the research vessel, our group was also collecting bacterial samples directly from the sea surface and subsurface water about 20 cm deep. We are especially interested in bacteria that are known to


Intern Reed McDonough – Final Summary

By on August 3, 2014

Summary During the summer months of 2014, I worked under Dr. Shuyi Chen to compare data from OSCAT and TRMM satellites with the UMCM-WMH model for 10-meter wind speed and rainfall forecasts within the Gulf of Mexico. Comparisons of model

Intern Nate Murry – Entry 1

By on July 8, 2014

Intern Nathan M. Murry – senior Oceanography major at Millersville University, working under Drs. Bruce Lipphardt and Helga Huntly at the University of Delaware. Entry 2: I am a senior student in Millersville University’s Physical Oceanography program. I have experience with environmental data analysis and

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Intern Shane Hinton – Entry 2

By on July 3, 2014

Intern Shane Hinton – senior Meteorology major with minors in Mathematics and Electronic Media working under Dr. Shuyi Chen at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School. Entry 2: July has just started but I am already submerged in my research with

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Intern Reed McDonough – Entry 2

By on June 26, 2014

Intern Reed C McDonough – freshman Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism major working under Dr. Shuyi Chen at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School. Entry 2: It is now late June, and I am about halfway through my summer project. For the