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URI GSO has had a BIG summer! GO RAMS!

August 15, 2017URI receives $8 million federal grant to establish research center on chemical pollutants in drinking water Nonstick cookware and firefighting foam are miles apart in their purpose, but they have one disquieting characteristic in common. Both products are made with chemicals that coul...

Welcome Back to all URI Students! Hope everyone had a great summer and we hope that you are just as excited to start the school year as we are!


This warmer weather is really cheering us up! Who else is excited about spring?

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Us here at Pell Library hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day coming up Come spend some time with us & enjoy the lovely view of Narragansett Bay

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Due to the uncertain weather for tomorrow, please expect that Pell Marine Science Library will open late or be closed tomorrow Thursday February 8th and Friday February 9th.

Congratulations to the New England Patriots!

Looking for a great place to do research with an even greater view? Come visit us at the Pell Marine Science Library here at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus.

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After a successful first season of programs in New England, the brand new 200-foot Tall Ship, Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry, plans to set sail for the open ocean this January, heading first

A few of our URI GSO's at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Earlier this month, faculty, staff and students from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) were among hundreds of scientists presenting their research at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

A nice article in Eos about founding Dean John A. Knauss by GSO past and present deans, Margaret Leinen, Bob Duce, and Bruce Corliss.

Knauss, an oceanographer who fiercely advocated for national and global marine initiatives, helped to develop many iconic programs and institutions that are key parts of oceanography today.

M. Susan Lozier, President of the Oceanography Society, wrote a tribute to John A. Knauss, first dean of GSO and much, much more.…/article/a-tribute-to-john-a.-knauss

I met John Knauss only once, in passing, over 20 years ago, after I had given a seminar at the University of Rhode Island. Reflecting on that encounter later that evening, I was chagrined that I had squandered the opportunity to ask him how it was possible to do so many things so well for so long. T…

If you have any doubt that climate change is affecting our planet, you may want to consider URI oceanographer Jeremy Collie’s research. Collie says that temps i...n Narragansett Bay hit record highs and lows in 2015, which he calls the “most extreme” fluctuations observed since the Graduate School of Oceanography started surveying the waters 56 years ago:

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The findings came from GSO’s Narragansett Bay Fish Trawl, started in 1959 to sample fish every week in the Bay and track any seasonal or annual changes of marine life.
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R/V Endeavor pierside at the Bay Campus. Newport Bridge in the background.

Getting ready for our holiday party here at Pell! Wishing everyone happy holidays from the staff at the Pell Marine Science Library!

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Congratulations to Zoe Gentes on her John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship!

Gentes Selected for Knauss Fellowship Zoe Gentes, a San Diego native who earned two degrees in geological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, has been named a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, enabling her to spend a year working on ocean policy issues in Washington, D.C., next year…