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Heidi Sosik receives award for Rachel Carson Lecture at AGU Fall Meeting

By Stace Beaulieu | December 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that NES-LTER Lead PI Heidi Sosik will be presenting the Rachel Carson Lecture for the Ocean Sciences Section at the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Her talk is entitled “Observing Plankton in the 21st Century: Big Data and Big Surprises.” Heidi received this award as a scientist who…

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Pelagic fish data packages available online at EDI!

By Stace Beaulieu | October 28, 2019

This fall Jaxine Wolfe joined us as an Information Systems Assistant to help publish NES-LTER data to the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) repository. Her first two data packages are now available online, both prepared to accompany WHOI graduate student Justin Suca’s recent journal article. The data packages, for pelagic fish diet composition and stable isotopes,…

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ILTER – The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network as a Platform for Global Coastal and Ocean Observation

By Stace Beaulieu | September 3, 2019

Article in Frontiers in Marine Science, published 28 August 2019, with co-authors Heidi Sosik and Stace Beaulieu:

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Our EDI Summer Fellow developed workflows to visualize and publish IFCB data products

By Stace Beaulieu | August 6, 2019

In summer 2019 we had the wonderful opportunity to host Kathy Qi (see photo) as an Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) Fellow. The EDI Summer Fellowship program sponsors undergraduate, graduate, and recent postgraduate students at a variety of host institutions across the U.S. with training in ecological data management. Kathy is an undergraduate majoring in Marine…

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Sampling neuston near NES-LTER Station L1

By Stace Beaulieu | July 3, 2019

We kicked off summer 2019 with a unique opportunity to sample zooplankton at the surface near NES-LTER Station L1. Jaxine Wolfe, one of our summer REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), joined other students as part of the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) on a cruise on the Sea Education Association‘s research sailing vessel Corwith…

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Awards for the NES-LTER Schoolyard’s first Data Jam!

By Stace Beaulieu | April 14, 2019

The winning team for the 1st Annual Northeast U.S. Ecosystems Data Jam Competition is from Fairhaven High School (Fairhaven, MA), for their Level 3 project titled, “A Flood and Nitrogen: The Perfect Recipe for an Algae Feast”. Honorable Mentions go to: Level 1 – a team from Our Sisters’ School (New Bedford, MA) for “The…

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A second successful Winter Transect cruise!

By Stace Beaulieu | February 12, 2019

The NES-LTER Team just returned from the second successful Winter Transect cruise! The top photo shows PI Joel Llopiz happily displaying a sand lance, one of our target species of forage fish. Check the Twitter hashtag #NESLTER for another photo of Joel with an impressive sample resulting from towing a plankton net near the shelf…

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NES Newbies at the LTER All Scientists Meeting

By Stace Beaulieu | October 4, 2018

NES-LTER team members from WHOI and URI participated in their first LTER Network All Scientists Meeting from Sep. 30 – Oct. 3. Highlights included a session with peers from other pelagic ocean LTER sites, including California Current Ecosystem (CCE), Northern Gulf of Alaska (NGA), and Palmer (PAL). Undergraduate Julia Cox received a student poster award!…

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Sampling from the underway science seawater on the NES-LTER Summer Transect

By Stace Beaulieu | July 25, 2018

R/V Endeavor is back at the dock, completing the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect cruise! Before stepping off the ship, high school science teacher Ashley Burnett provided this image mosaic from the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB), showing phytoplankton and microzooplankton in the surface waters during the cruise. Ashley reports on this instrument as well as a flow…

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Zooplankton sampling on the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect

By Stace Beaulieu | July 24, 2018

Undergraduate student Julia Cox (shown in photo with mentor Dr. Joel Llopiz) is participating on the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect (R/V Endeavor cruise EN617). Julia is majoring in Biology at UMass Amherst and is sponsored by an NES-LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Julia writes from sea: “We are on our fourth day of the…

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