Dr. Jeff Chanton

EOAS Professor Dr. Jeff Chanton has been named the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. To receive this award a facult member is to have achieved true distinction nationally and/or internationally. Only one FSU faculty member each year is granted this high honor, and to have such a prestigious award bestowed on one of our own close colleagues in EOAS is both thrilling and gratifying.

Nicolas Wienders

EOAS associate research scientist Nicolas Wienders, has developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. He invented the Stokes Drifters to track and monitor the ocean currents at the surface. Once deployed, these GPS-equipped, disk-shaped instruments can easily be tracked and help scientists determine the direction of ocean currents. The drifters will transmit time, position and optional data such as temperature and salinity via satellite at programmable intervals.

Environmental Service Students Volunteer Day

The FSU Environmental Service Program had a volunteer day on St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge the weekend of February 12th.  They picked up trash and erected an informational kiosk. Follow the ‘Read More’ link for photos.

Jezero Crater, Mars

Three sites on Mars have been nominated by scientists as their top targets for a NASA rover to be launched in 2020. Once home to an ancient river delta, Jezero crater may have collected and preserved ancient organic molecules that flowed in from beyond the crater’s rim. EOAS Professor Dr. Munir Humayun, who serves on the mission’s return sample science board, said a voyage to Jezero crater, would ultimately show whether or not an early, wet surface could support life.

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