Archive for Ocean

A recent study has added a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in …


Dr. Paul Mario Koola has joined the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Koola has more than 30 years of combined experience in teaching engineering and broad interdisciplinary research and development of complex interacting systems.  Koola has pri…


Ninety percent of the global trade moves by sea and more than $4 trillion worth of cargo is transported annually on large container ships. As commercial shipping continues to strengthen our economy, naval architects are faced with a naturally-occurring phenomenon in container ships previously seen i…


The 12th Mantaray team (from left to right): Jake Taylor, McKenzie Griffith, Martina Garcia, Aaron Rambo, Jose Lacal, Ben Torrison and Kevin Ariyanonthaka The 12th Mantaray, Texas A&M University’s human-powered submarine, completed eight out of 15 attempts with a top speed of 4.4 knots at the…


About 350 million tons of dredged sediments are excavated annually in U.S. waters. Nearly all major ports in the world have at some time required dredging. One of the most efficient and versatile types of modern dredges is the cutter suction dredge which uses a cutter located at the entrance to the…


Oil spills can be catastrophic, impacting health, the ecosystem and the economy. The severity of an oil spill's impact depends on the amount and source of oil, what courses of action responders choose and the physical properties of the oil. Research at Texas A&M University has resulted in strong…


The American Geophysical Union has highlighted an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, written by Texas A&M University civil engineering postdoctoral scholar Binbin Wang, and Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, along with colleagues …


Charles Donaway, senior academic advisor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising. Donaway received the award during the annual University Advisors and Counselors Spring Awards Breakfast. Donaway has been a…


Texas A&M University’s Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Society of Navel Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), a joint-chapter of student organizations in the Department of Ocean Engineering recently adopted and cleaned a mile of beach in Galveston, Texas through the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-a-Beach