On the occasion of Earth Day 2021, we take a look at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s strides in augmenting our understanding of the oceans’ health . . . with a very unusual tool: an instrument-equipped H125.
“Being in Florida, we are literally at ground zero for climate and weather research,” says Roni Avissar, Dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Avissar is speaking from his office just days before International Earth Day kicks off, this year with a focus on the health of the planet’s ecosystems.
“No matter what is going to happen to the climate system, it is likely that Miami is going to have significant consequences, not only due to the rising level of the ocean but Florida’s ecosystem as well, including its coral reef and fisheries. Being one of the main universities in this area dedicated to research and education, we focus on the different aspects of research that could have an impact on the climate.”