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About davidfratantoni

David Fratantoni is an engineer, oceanographer, and innovator. As a scientist for 18 years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, my research emphasized in-situ and remote measurement of ocean circulation and the exploration of relationships between ocean physics and biology. As founder and principal investigator of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory, I conducted pioneering research on eddies in the western Atlantic and Indian Oceans, contributed to the development and novel application of underwater gliders and other mobile autonomous platforms, and developed instrumentation and strategies for sustained ocean observations. At Horizon Marine I served as Chief Technology Officer. The company provides oceanographic expertise, in-situ and remote ocean observations, and detailed environmental forecasting to the global offshore energy industry. My role was to lead research and development of new and existing products, provide oceanographic expertise, and contribute to development of novel business strategies.

Things Boys Could Learn at Girl Scouts by CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Encouraging girls to do things that boys have traditionally done, but not the other way around, can be detrimental to girls — but also to boys. Published: October 13, 2017 at 09:19AM from NYT http://ift.tt/2i82eAg via … Continue reading

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Making a Pitch, Again, for Barriers to Block Storm Surges by PATRICK McGEEHAN

By PATRICK McGEEHAN Five years after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, proponents of storm-surge barriers stumped for support. Published: October 10, 2017 at 07:18PM from NYT http://ift.tt/2y8LSep via IFTTT

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British Novelist Ishiguro Wins Nobel Literature Prize by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for “The Remains of the Day” and other works about memory’s pain and illusions, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. Published: October 5, 2017 at 07:30AM from … Continue reading

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US Yachtsman Cayard Witness to Prevalence of Plastic in Seas by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A life on the seas, including two circumnavigations of the globe, has given U.S. yachtsman Paul Cayard a first-hand view of the increase of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. Published: October 3, 2017 at 10:03AM … Continue reading

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Who’s Eating Jellyfish? Penguins, That’s Who by STEPH YIN

By STEPH YIN Researchers attached miniature video cameras to four penguin species and found that each was a jellyvore, even when other food was available. Published: September 29, 2017 at 05:00AM from NYT http://ift.tt/2fwykkI via IFTTT

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Sea Critters Hitchhiked Across the Pacific on Tsunami Debris by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported Thursday. Published: September 28, 2017 … Continue reading

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Weather Extremes, Fossil Fuel Pollution Cost US $240 Billion: Study by REUTERS

By REUTERS Weather extremes and air pollution from burning fossil fuels cost the United States $240 billion a year in the past decade, according to a report on Wednesday that urged President Donald Trump to do more to combat climate … Continue reading

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