ISC in the Media

High school students share in ocean discovery through URI link to Ballard expedition

URI oceanographers explore world’s oceans to better understand underwater volcanoes, microscopic life, Arctic winds

The multimillion-dollar expedition,SUBSEA, financed mainly by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was also a test for a much more ambitious goal — a potential future mission to explore oceans in distant planets where the sun’s light barely reaches.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/09/12/find-life-other-planets-scientists-are-exploring-submerged-volcanoes-earth/jRpFRwyNqw6eka2k6pZCgJ/story.html

URI’s Inner Space Center partners with NASA

A Deep Ocean Dive Is Training NASA For Space

ISC hosts NASA-led expedition as they explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to search for life in deep space.  The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) research program is a partnership among NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Ocean Exploration Trust and various academic centers that blend ocean and space research to better understand if the watery worlds found on moons and planets in our solar system offer conditions that could support microbial life. https://today.uri.edu/news/uris-graduate-school-of-oceanography-hosts-nasa-led-exploration-of-deep-sea/

ISC Staff Alex DeCiccio and Lew Abramson captured the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team Technology Readiness Tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE (featured in the video below) in Horten, Norway in November 2017. The story was featured in  the June 2018 edition of Sea Technology. Read the full article, Novel AUV Launch, Recovery New Approaches Using Combined USV-AUV Method, on page 24.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published an Illustrated Digest of the Sinking of the Cargo Ship El Faro.  The Inner Space Center is mentioned on page 15 for facilitating the transfer of data and video to NTSB headquarters from the R/V Atlantis while searching for and finding the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), an invaluable piece of the El Faro’s investigation.

NOAA and University of Rhode Island scientists conducting a research cruise off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island are inviting students and the general public to learn about their research on whales and their environment through live interactive broadcasts from the R/V Endeavor at sea.  https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/pr2018/features/endeavor-cruise-2018/

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed the Technology Readiness Tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE using a combined Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system.  The goal of the XPRIZE challenge is to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. ISC Staff were on-site to document the team’s engineering trials.  http://www.oceanfloorgeophysics.com/news/2018/1/25/press-release-ofg-supports-successful-project-combining-auv-and-usv-mothership-to-survey-the-oceans-depths

Watch the short version here:

 

Inner Space Center Staff visited Samuel Slater Middle School in Pawtucket to speak to students about ocean exploration and interact with the E/V Nautilus.  During the live broadcast, the students asked the scientists questions and learned about the cutting-edge technology they use to explore the deep ocean. Samuel Slater Middle School was selected for this special opportunity because of its exemplary science program and its 8th grade focus on habitats around the world. https://web.uri.edu/gso/graduate-school-of-oceanography-inner-space-center-to-visit-pawtucket-middle-school-nov-17/

URI’s Oceanography School Helps Locate El Faro’s Black Box:
http://news.wgbh.org/2016/05/02/local-news/uris-oceanography-school-helps-locate-el-faros-black-box

GSO on National Geographic This Sunday: http://www.gso.uri.edu/blog/gso-on-national-geographic-this-sunday/

Mystery Off the Coast of Rhode Island: http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/09/04/scientists-exploring-wreck-of-sunken-u-boat-off-rhode-island

URI exploration of sunken U-boat off Block Island to be streamed live, broadcast on Rhode Island PBS: http://news.uri.edu/releases/index.php?id=7607

Visibility a challenge for scientists studying German U-boat: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/ZZ/20150908/NEWS/309089932

Connecticut scientists among those exploring wreck of sunken U-boat: http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20150904/connecticut-scientists-among-those-exploring-wreck-of-sunken-u-boat

Scientists attempt to explore wreck of sunken U-boat off RI: http://foxct.com/2015/09/04/scientists-attempt-to-explore-wreck-of-sunken-u-boat-off-ri/

Scientists exploring wreck of sunken U-boat off Rhode Island: http://www.myepb.net/front_controller.php/news/read/category/Science/article/the_associated_press-scientists_exploring_wreck_of_sunken_uboat_off_rho-ap

Explore World War II Sunken Wrecks on Live TV: http://rhodeislandpbs.blogspot.com/2015/08/explore-world-war-ii-sunken-wrecks-on.html

Navy, URI celebrate technological, underwater ties: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150527/NEWS/150529319

URI Inner Space Center sponsoring marine technology, ocean sciences program for teachers: http://pbn.com/URI-Inner-Space-Center-sponsoring-marine-technology-ocean-sciences-program-for-teachers,113113

Science and Elementary MAT Candidates Attend Lecture and Tour at URI: https://brownmatblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/science-and-elementary-mats-attend-lecture-and-tour-at-uri/

A Day in a Telepresence-Enabled Expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1304/logs/july31/july31.html

Explorer Robert Ballard’s Inner Space Center at URI keeps track of ocean research worldwide: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130707/NEWS/307079947

News Roundup: Ballard on 60 Minutes, others make national headlines: http://news.uri.edu/releases/?id=5126

Ballard opens new ‘Inner Space Center’ at URI: http://www.theday.com/article/20091204/NWS01/312049913

Ballard’s High-Tech Look on Ocean Worlds: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/06/06/ballards_hightech_look_on_ocea/

The Ocean’s New Mission Control Center: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/06/01/the_oceans_new_mission_control/

URI breaks ground for $15 million undersea exploration center, marine science library: http://news.uri.edu/releases/index.php?id=4208

International hub for ocean science exploration