Department of Earth Sciences
Welcome to Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies
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Research, Activities, & News
DES faculty and students participate in WACS II
Dr. Robert Vaillancourt, Evan Ntonados (OSCS/MET) and Jeremiah Stone (BIOL/OSCS) participated in
Submersible Research Team
Members of the Submersible Research Team prepare to survey the Chincoteague Channel to study sediment transport in the area. Members include Geoinformatics graduate student Nathan Murry, undergraduate students from Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (OSCS) and Applied Engineering Science and Technology (AEST), Amanda Hardin and Michael P. Wiles. Dr. Joseph McCade (AEST) and Dr. Ajoy Kumar (OSCS) are the faculty advisors. The M3 sonar system used for the survey can be seen on the right side of the picture
Research Experience for OSCS & Marine Biology Students
Here, Melody Aleman is seen collecting water samples aboard the research vessel R/V FALKOR in the South China Sea. The study is part of
Student Poster Presentations in New Orleans
Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (OSCS) majors Cara Geiger and Angela Ditri at the Ocean Sciences Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016.
Students from the Submersible Research Team deploying the submersible “Dora” in the waters off Wallops Island. The submersible is used as part of a program to study the marine life at the Black Fish Reef off Assateague Island National Seashore