Study will sample water in Long Island Sound this summer

Save the Sound has launched a groundbreaking water testing program that will dramatically increase available data on the health of Long Island Sound. The bi-state non-profit organization already issues a closely watched “report card” on the health of the estuary. Now, the Unified Water Study: Long Island Sound Embayment Research will test water conditions in the Sound’s bays and harbors.

Read more by following the links below!

http://fox61.com/2017/05/31/study-will-sample-water-in-long-island-sound-this-summer/

http://www.theday.com/local/20170528/new-water-testing-program-to-monitor-long-island-sounds-bays-harbors

http://today.uconn.edu/2017/05/save-sound-launches-unified-water-study-long-island-sound/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170529/nonprofit-save-the-sound-researches-water-quality-in-connecticut-long-island-bays-and-harbors

Jessica Hinckley receives a 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award

Sophomore marine sciences student Jessica Hinckley is the recipient of a summer undergraduate research fellowship (SURF) where she will be working on a pioneering carbon dioxide time series in Long Island Sound with Prof Penny Vlahos. Jessica will be investigating trends and responses of dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen under various temperature and wind conditions.

Image credit Julia Kendzierski.

Uconn Student is Outstanding Student Paper Award Recipient

Danielle Boshers, a graduate student with Julie Granger, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for her talk at the American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting. OSPAs are awarded to promote, recognize, and reward the top 3-5% of student presenters for quality research in the geophysical sciences. The topic of her presentation was Oxygen Isotope Composition of Nitrate Produced by Freshwater Nitrification.

SERDP 2016 Project-of-the-Year Award goes to two MSD faculty

Craig Tobias and Penny Vlahos win the SERDP 2016 Project-of-the-Year award for their work in studying the impact of munitions compounds in marine and estuarine ecosystems.

Read more about the project and the award here: https://serdp-estcp.org/News-and-Events/Blog/Tracking-the-Uptake-Translocation-Cycling-and-Metabolism-of-Munitions-Compounds-in-Coastal-Marine-Ecosystems-Using-Stable-Isotopic-Tracer.