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Bio-Optical Research Group



     The Bio-optical Research Group at the Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department is involved in investigations in both local waters and further a field. The focus of our current research is the use of measured optical properties (absorption, scattering, reflectance) of oceanic and coastal areas to quantify water column components (i.e. chlorophyll, sediment and dissolved organic carbon). Projects include optical characterization of arctic waters, the development of regional algorithms for chlorophyll, productivity, sediment and dissolved carbon in the Arctic and the Chesapeake Bay and understanding the dynamics of optically shallow environments including seagrass meadows and kelp forests.



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Watch Dr. Victoria HIll and David Ruble in the Arctic last spring.

Read more about our research in the Chesapeake Bay.

Read about our trip to the Arctic last spring.

Watch Dr. Victoria HIll talk about her recent Arctic trip.

Click here to see the latest research presented at recent conferences.


Contact Dr. Richard Zimmerman or Dr. Victoria Hill for more information about our group.