Marine & Coastal Sciences

Kohut, Josh

Title: Professor
Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station
Email: kohut@marine.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-3496
Detailed Profile: https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/josh-kohut
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.

Brodie, Joseph

Title: Director of Atmospheric Research
Department / Research Program: Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Email: jbrodie@marine.rutgers.edu
Detailed Profile: https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/joseph-brodie
Research Areas: Offshore wind energy, solar energy, grid integration
Energy Research Focus: Improved offshore wind resource assessment and operation through modeling and observations. Understanding wake interactions between multiple regional wind farms, and the resulting impact on power availability and grid operations.

Chant, Robert

Title: Professor
Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Email: rchant@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-3348
Detailed Profile: https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/bob-chant
Research Areas: Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics. Wave energy, tidal energy, sediment transport, and ecological impacts of marine construction.
Energy Research Focus: Dr. Chant is a physical oceanographer who specializes in coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics using observations, theory and modeling to elucidate mixing and dispersive processes associated with wind driven, tidally driven, buoyancy driven and wave driven flows. His research also includes interdisciplinary studies of larval, contaminant and sediment transport processes. His expertise is well suited to interact with hydro-kinetic power production in riverine, estuarine or coastal ocean environments. This expertise includes characterizing hydrodynamic conditions in field sites and assessing potential environmental impacts of large-scale hydro-kinetic projects.

Miles, Travis

Title: Assistant Research Professor
Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Email: tnmiles@marine.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-3293
Detailed Profile: https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/travis-miles
Research Areas: Offshore wind, solar, and policy.
Energy Research Focus: Understanding the offshore wind resource and it’s variability in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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