The Beal lab is about advancing understanding of the ocean through observations, research, diversity, and outreach.

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Professor Beal on the bridge of the RV Knorr in the Agulhas Current. (Photo Credit Valery Lyman)
Panelist for LIVE@Frost Science, Hollywood Science & the Wonder Women of Miami, read the story here.
Co-chairing the Indian Ocean Regional Panel, a steering committee of the World Climate Research Program’s CLIVAR project and the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Global Ocean Observing System.
Graduate student Greta Leber and marine technician Mark Graham check instrumentation during mooring recovery. (Photo Credit Valery Lyman)
MPOWIR is a community-based program that provides mentoring to early-career physical oceanographers. The overall goal of MPOWIR is to reduce the barriers to career development for all junior scientists in the field, with a particular focus on improving the retention of junior women. 
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In the Beal lab we strive to improve understanding of the ocean’s role in climate and climate change by measuring ocean currents and their properties, and by analysing observations and models.


A diverse community of oceanographers benefits science and society by enabling all talented persons to excel and contribute. 

Global Ocean Observing

Establishing an ocean observing system that serves societal needs for forecasting and prediction of climate change and its impacts is a global challenge that requires all nations working together.