Center for Ocean Observing Leadership

  • Glenn, Scott

    Title: Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of Center for Ocean Observing Leadership
    Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership
    Phone: 848-932-3380
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Coastal Ocean Processes, Storms Hurricanes & Typhoons, Air-Sea Interactions, Ocean-Sediment Interactions, Ocean Modeling and Forecasting, Turbulent Closure, Ocean Observing Technology Development, Marine Education
    Energy Research Focus: Interests include the development of new autonomous ocean observing technologies, their application to scientific research in remote and extreme environments, and the demonstration of new educational paradigms. My technology development work focuses on autonomous systems that can be operated remotely as distributed networks to improve the spatial sampling of complex environments. A major scientific focus is extreme events, including storms, hurricanes and typhoons, investigating with observations and numerical models the linkages between the ocean, the atmosphere above, and the seabed below. My educational activities are designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing environment using modern observatories to explore the global ocean.
  • Kohut, Josh

    Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station
    Phone: 848-932-3496
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Marine Ecological Systems, Coastal Ocean Physical Processes
    Energy Research Focus: Physical processes in the coastal ocean are highly variable in space and time and play a critical role in coupled biological and chemical processes. From events lasting several hours to days on through inter-annual and decadal scales, the variability in the fluid itself structures marine ecological systems. My approach is to apply ocean observing technologies that now sample across these important time and space scales to better understand the dynamics of the physical ocean. Consequently, this new knowledge has relevancy to broader stakeholder communities with interests in the coastal ocean. Working through partnerships across these stakeholder groups, my research is collaborative and supports both science and application. Within the energy sector, my research considers the unique and dynamic offshore environment to best inform planning and the assessment of ecological and economic impacts of the developing offshore wind industry. Through these partnerships, we are able to frame relevant scientific hypotheses and efficiently translate the output to better management and monitoring.