NASA funds project to make STEM learning more inclusive

Through its Minority University Research and Education Project, NASA has granted $750,000 to fund a project proposed by UCI and Oregon State University to expand access to science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities for underserved students. UCI and OSU are among 10 institutions receiving the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry award, which is intended to […]

Contradicting prevalent view, UCI oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton

Machine learning Earth system model projects growth in lower latitudes by 2100

UCI-led team creates first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate

Researchers also find plankton more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

UCI oceanographers solve mystery of phytoplankton survival in nutrient-poor Pacific

Essential iron is hoarded and recycled by the climate-regulating aquatic plants

ARPA-E funds UCI-led study of kelp farming

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $1.8 million to UCI oceanographic engineer Kristen Davis to study offshore kelp cultivation. “Macroalgae are fast-growing and highly versatile; they can be used for feedstock, fuels, chemicals and many other commercial products,” said Davis, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering and Earth system […]