OOMG Research Assistant Professor Dr. Joe Zambon left this morning to board the Research Vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong, departing out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Cape Cod, MA. Joe, along with NC State Marine Science undergraduate student Lauren Ball, and MEAS technician Marco Valera will represent NC State University as a part of a multi-institutional research cruise.
Other participating institutions include WHOI, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill, UNC Coastal Studies Institute, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and the University of Rhode Island. The cruise, scheduled to conclude in early May, will investigate the Gulf Stream as well as processes on and off the continental shelf near Cape Hatteras, NC. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation grant OCE-1559178 titled An Observational and Modeling Study of the Physical Processes Driving Exchanges Between the Shelf and the Deep Ocean at Cape Hatteras.