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Marine General Offers Challenge to NPS Summer Quarter Graduates
Emphasizing the power of collaboration and embracing the inevitable flux of change, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) celebrated its 2023 Summer Quarter graduates on Sept. 22 during a ceremony at Ki... Read More

Chief of Navy Reserve Encourages NPS Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its 2023 Winter Quarter graduates during a commencement ceremony held in King Hall Auditorium, March 24. NPS alumnus Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy R... Read More

NPS Researchers Explore the Impact of Sea Ice Change in Bering Sea
The Bering Sea is the most productive ground fishery in the world, particularly for salmon, halibut and shellfish. About half of U.S.  fish and shellfish come from that area and the fishing indus... Read More

NPS Researchers Leave a Lasting Legacy in Climate Analysis and Prediction
The analysis of global patterns can help scientists develop predictions about the conditions a specific region might experience in the coming weeks, months or years. One method they do this is by look... Read More

NPS Researchers Unravel the Stability Mystery of Ocean Rings
The ocean is a dynamic enigma. Humans have strived to understand its many behaviors since the first ocean-going craft hit its complex waters.  One phenomenon that has stumped researchers for yea... Read More

Discovery Day at NPS Opens Campus to Central Coast Students
In a sight not seen for more than two years, nearly 2,000 students, teachers and parent chaperones from throughout the Central Coast descended upon the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for the return o... Read More

NPS Student Wins Prestigious National Award for High-Energy Laser Research
“Lasers are the future of U.S. Navy shipboard defense.”  A straightforward statement, but it was all the motivation U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Austin West needed to tackle a highly-challenging research... Read More

NPS Oceanography Professor Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Program Grant
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Assistant Professor of Oceanography Dr. Mara Orescanin was recently awarded a five-year grant through the highly-competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER pr... Read More

NPS Student Uses Multidisciplinary Approach to Study Sea Level Rise at Navy Installation
For the large number of naval bases located on an ocean’s coast, the prospect of sea level rise (SLR) poses a real potential threat, especially since a rising sea doesn’t necessarily impact everywhere... Read More

Deputy CNO for Operations and Strategy Explores NPS, Warfighter Solutions
Vice Adm. Philip Sawyer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), and Flag Sponsor for the Navy Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) community, visited the Naval Postgradu... Read More

NPS Establishes Climate and Security Network for Research Collaboration, Accessibility
On January 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to tackle climate challenges at home and abroad, which both elevates and frames climate concerns within a national security perspective. Re... Read More

NPS-Led Research Reveals Greater Abundance of Life Under Arctic Ice Than Previously Thought
For the longest time, scientists have written off there being much life below the Arctic sea ice. Surely not enough sunlight would be able to get through the snow and ice to sustain an abundance of li... Read More

NPS Creating Virtual Undersea Environments to Advance Underwater Autonomy
With undersea warfare remaining a key domain for U.S. defense strategies, the ability to map and navigate the depths of the world’s oceans becomes increasingly essential to maintaining an advantage. R... Read More

USW, Oceanography Student Uses Arctic Experience to Advance Research
Lt. Kristen Ainslie, an undersea warfare student at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), is on the home stretch of her challenging thesis in physical oceanography. Her research, critical to continue t... Read More

NPS Study Leads to Turbulence for Kolmogorov’s Power Constant
Nature doesn’t care if humans get physics laws right, but understanding how the world works helps people properly interact with nature. So when Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Research Assistant Profe... Read More

NPS Explores Next-Generation Acoustic Detection
A team of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) researchers is partnering with local research institutions to explore some of the latest technology in acoustics sensors, investigating a challenge the Navy h... Read More

NPS Researchers Play Leading Roles in Massive Arctic Study
The largest Central Arctic expedition in human history – the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) – is scheduled to depart Norway on September 19 with two NP... Read More

Research in Review – A Legacy Under the Ice
For more than 20 years, the Naval Postgraduate School’s home-grown, innovative Autonomous Ocean Flux Buoy has braved some of the Earth’s harshest environments in support of student research and scient... Read More

New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up
Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled with the uncertainty that remains in predictions of how it will change, scientists and engineers from across the country are teaming up to build a ne... Read More

NPS Team Completes Remote Arctic Research Expedition
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) scientists and students just returned from the heart of the desolate Arctic on an expedition which will deepen our understanding of a rapidly retreating northern ice pa... Read More

Landmark Study Reveals Antarctic Glacier's Long History of Retreat
A major study, released in late November in the journal “Nature,” reveals the history of retreat of the massive Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in western Antarctica, widely considered one of the largest co... Read More

NPS Researchers Studying Effects of Climate Change on Arctic Ocean Acoustics
Researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and The University of California’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography are collaborating to understand the effects of climate change on Arctic ocea... Read More

NPS Students, Faculty Participate in Navy’s Latest Arctic Exercise
An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is taking advantage of the Navy’s large-scale exercise in the Arctic circle, teaming up with members of Subma... Read More

NPS Faculty Battle Extreme Environments to Further AUV Research
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Research Associate Professor Douglas Horner and Research Assistant Professor Noel Du Toit recently returned from remote Pavilion Lake, British Columbia where they inves... Read More

Fall Quarter Graduate’s Research Recognized by Navy Oceanographer
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn “Kate” Hermsdorfer, graduating this Fall Quarter in the university’s Meteorology and Physical Oceanography curricula (METOC), was recently rec... Read More

Curriculum Reviews Ensure NPS Degrees Remain Current with the Fleet
A critical necessity with the Naval Postgraduate School’s fleet-driven degree programs is relevancy to the Navy’s current issues and needs. But in a constantly evolving security environment, staying o... Read More

NPS Special Report: Supporting the COCOMs – U.S. Southern Command
Throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s organization, a network of partnerships with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. on several high-visibility initiatives continues to have a d... Read More

Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science Students Explore NPS Labs, Facilities
The Naval Postgraduate School hosted a group of high school students from the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science (MAOS) for an afternoon of activities and demonstrations to encourage pursuit of... Read More

NPS Alumnus Tapped to Lead Advanced Power Systems Center at FSU
Retired Navy captain and NPS alumnus Dr. Roger McGinnis, Sr., has recently been appointed director of Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). McGinnis has led an impressiv... Read More

Remote Antarctic Research Details Ice Melt Below Massive Glacier
An international team of scientists and glaciologists are reaping the data-rich rewards of an exhaustive expedition to the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf’s (WAIS) Pine Island Glacier, where landmark meas... Read More

NPS Team Sees Success in Research on Pine Island Glacier
For most, setting foot on a desolate Antarctic glacier would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And with its bone-chilling winds and uncomfortably low temperatures, once in a lifetime might be just ... Read More

NPS Alumnus Applies Education, Navy Career in Leading NOAA Operations
When NPS alumnus and current Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. David Titley, likens the structure of his organization to that of ... Read More

Mathematics Faculty, Researchers Develop Candidate Model for Multi-Agency Weather Prediction
With a fleet constantly on the move, and a commitment to securing the world’s waterways, it’s no wonder the U.S. Navy relies on highly-accurate weather prediction models to operate safely and efficien... Read More

NRC Postdoctoral Program a Win-Win for Campus, Researchers
Research has long been a cornerstone of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) mission – it is a simple, straightforward requirement at any graduate level university. At NPS, students and faculty from ac... Read More

Longtime Oceanography Professor Named New Dean of Research
NPS Oceanography Department Professor and Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Paduan, has been selected to serve as the new Vice President and Dean of Research, effective July 2. Paduan will be taking over for the cur... Read More

University Faculty Develop Custom Research Tools for Antarctic Expedition
A team of NPS oceanographers is braving six weeks of frigid temperatures and gusty winds in Antarctica for the research opportunity of a lifetime. NPS Research Professor of Oceanography Tim Stanton, ... Read More

NPS Oceanography Faculty and Students Maintain, Utilize World’s Largest Coastal Radar Network
Up and down the coast, a network of transmitters and receivers that is the largest-of-its-kind in the world dot the beaches of California, silently reflecting high-frequency radio waves off of the sur... Read More

NPS Students Travel to the Arctic for ICEX 2011
Part of the Navy’s maritime domain includes the frigid and desolate frozen Arctic Ocean north of the Alaskan Coast, where swiftly melting ice has researchers at NPS looking to fully understand the cau... Read More

Littoral Capstone Field Project Uses Unmanned Systems to Map Tidal Inlet Flows
As future Navy SEALs swim silently toward shore, they will be armed with validated 3D maps of the tides, waves and currents between their location and the target thanks to cutting-edge research by a N... Read More

NPS Tornado Chasers Use Advanced Radar to Improve Forecasting
Research Associate Professor Bob Bluth and Radar/EW Lab Director Paul Buczynski are true tornado chasers, spending the last week in Oklahoma with NPS’ Mobile Phased Array Radar truck to track and reco... Read More

Three NPS Faculty Win Prestigious DURIP Awards
Three Naval Postgraduate School faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Awards for fiscal year 2010: Mechanical and Aerosp... Read More

NPS Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious National Fellowship
Naval Postgraduate School Oceanography doctoral student Jenna Brown has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to receive the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduat... Read More

Littoral Research Revolutionizes Understanding of Rip Currents
In surf zones near the Naval Postgraduate School and around the world, NPS Oceanography Assistant Professor Jamie MacMahan is quietly revolutionizing the understanding of rip currents, turning them fr... Read More

Oceanography Professor Participates in Latest Oxford Round Table
Professor Mary Batteen of the Department of Oceanography recently participated in the latest session of the Oxford Round Table, a prestigious, invitation only event to promote various issues of educat... Read More

Apollo 11 Hero Regales Space Systems Students, Faculty
Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’ would have turned into tragedy had it not been for the fast thinking and courageous action of a Naval Postgraduate School distinguished alumnus, retired Navy ... Read More

Students Find Arctic on Thin Ice
Some years the polar icecap looks like it's growing, others that it's shrinking. But one consistent trend over the past 12 years is that it's getting thinner, said Timothy Stanton, an oceanographer a... Read More

Golf Course Annex Gets High-Speed Boost
For such a cool, sunny day, not a single set of golf clubs gleamed on the greens at the Monterey Pines Golf Course. True, there may have been golfers aplenty at the clubhouse that day, but all were pr... Read More

CSRS Initiates Cross-Community Effort to Prevent Conflict in Arctic Region
To unite stakeholders who hold varied interests in the Arctic region, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) recently co-hosted a two-day confer... Read More