The Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography at Old Dominion University was established to promote research on the physical oceanography of the
coastal ocean and related oceanographic processes. The coastal ocean is the focus of increasing research for reasons relating to both short-term anthropogenic impacts and long-term global change.
Three Undergrads spend Summer at CCPO doing research
The OEAS summer REU program has begun with 10 undergraduates spending
10 weeks at ODU working with various faculty in the department. Three
students are working with CCPO faculty. Sara Doermann, Jin-Si Over and
Zachary Wolff are working with Ben Hamlington, Hans-Peter Plag and
John Klinck, respectively.
Sara is a junior at U South Carolina majoring in marine science,
Jin-Si is a junior at UNC-Wilmington majoring in geology/oceanography,
and Zachary is a junior at Penn State majoring in meteorology.
The students arrived May 26 and are settling into the labs, meeting
each other and their advisors, and developing a research plan for the
summer. We look forward to hearing about their research successes in
the coming weeks.
Marine Disease Workshop Hosted at CCPO
The Research Coordination Network (RCN) program funded by NSF is
supporting research on diseases of marine organisms with a focus on
the transmission mechanisms. CCPO hosted a workshop May 11-15 on modeling of
marine diseases. Over 30 participants discussed various
aspects of marine diseases with a focus on withering syndrome in
Several models were provided to the workshop participants as a
starting point for modeling diseases in abalone. Workshop participants
with expertise in experimental studies of marine disease collaborated
with modelers to define and represent host-pathogen processes in the