Computational Science is widely recognized as a critical means to solving many of today’s most challenging problems. While computer science studies the different components of computers and computer programming, computational science builds the interface of computing within the scientific discipline—the art of computers designed with enough infrastructure to support the science and advancement of science. Read more “Crunching Data at IDSC”
The University of Miami’s CLIMATE CHANGE Special Report has launched. The science, says Ben Kirtman, is absolute. The earth is warming, and this is not a good thing. Polar ice is melting. Sea levels are rising. The world is hotter, and extreme weather patterns are becoming the norm. Read more “UM’s Special Report on Climate Change”
UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc looked out at the gathering of scientists, researchers, students, and government officials and told them the issues of climate change and sustainability “are first and foremost on everyone’s mind” at the University of Miami. So it was appropriate that on Friday, November 13, 2015, the University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) co-hosted a conference on climate change with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the international Geneva-based organization created by the United Nations to educate the world about climate change and its impact. Read more “Miami Takes Center Stage as Ground Zero for Climate Change”
An open source system developed for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), AquaMonitor is a general purpose web-based software application for creating a searchable catalogs of water monitoring programs. The GOMA version of the catalog (named GoMonitor) (now GOMA-CAT) provides an online catalog of all programs or project in the Gulf region that collect information on water quality, biological, biogeochemical, and other variables. Read more “AquaMonitor”
At least one CCS Member is doing fieldwork for three weeks this summer in the Gulf of Mexico as part of a multi-institution research project to study ocean flow. Funded by BP through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen is the project director of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) looking at how the Gulf waters transport things like oil or other pollutants. Read more “Field Work: Ground-Truthing Gulf Surface Water Movement”
Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the Program Director for the Physical Sciences & Engineering at the Center for Computational Science. He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Kirtman was a Professor at George Mason University. Read more “Featured Scientist Benjamin Kirtman, PhD”
Felimon “Nonong” Gayanilo, CCS systems architect (pictured at right), has accepted the position of systems architect for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) at the Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. There, he will lead a technical team to develop a comprehensive research database for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative that promotes continual scientific discovery and public awareness of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Read more “CCS Systems Architect to Lead Database Development for Gulf of Mexico Project”
Felimon Gayanilo received the 2011 EPA Gulf Guardian award in the partnership category for his leading role in the development of the data portal for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA). The portal was deemed a key component of the centralized data management system, benefiting a broad community. Read more “EPA Gulf Guardian Award 2011 Goes to Felimon Gayanilo”
Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the program director for the physical science and engineering at the Center for computational science. He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Kirtman was a Professor at George Mason University.
Dr. Villy Kourafalou is a Research Associate Professor at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where she leads the Coastal and Shelf Seas Group in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. She is also the co-Director of the Ocean Modeling and Observing System Simulation Experiments joint center with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her research focuses on numerical modeling of circulation and transport on continental shelves and marginal seas, including coastal processes influenced by land runoff, weather events and deep sea oceanic currents.