Featured Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | October 16, 2017

    SCARF 2017: A Modern-Day Transatlantic Crossing

    Graduate student Hannah Mark reflects on the SCARF (Student-led Cruise Along a Ridge Flowline) voyage as they crossed the Atlantic from the Azores to Woods Hole.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | October 16, 2017

    Hydrogel that Extracts Uranium from Water Wins MADMEC

    Teams developing materials solutions for ships and buildings split second and third prizes.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | October 10, 2017

    Who’s Who? Who’s New?

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program members Kevin Archibald, Camrin Braun, Christina Hernandez, and Andrew Hirzel join the EAPS department's as its first Biological Oceanography graduate students.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 4, 2017

    Fueling the Future

    WHOI Awarded $5.7M to Advance Seaweed Energy Production
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 2, 2017

    Scientists Find New Source of Radioactivity from Fukushima Disaster

    Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated—in sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away. The sands took up and retained radioactive cesium originating from the disaster in 2011 and have been slowly releasing it back to the ocean.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | September 22, 2017

    Technique Spots Warning Signs of Extreme Events

    Method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 21, 2017

    What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?

    MIT prominent meteorologist and climate scientist Kerry Emanuel discusses projections of changing hurricane activity over the rest of this century and what such projections tell us about how the probabilities of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma have already changed and are likely to continue to do so.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | September 21, 2017

    Mathematics Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction

    By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch mass extermination of species in future millennia.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 20, 2017

    Deep Waters Spiral Upward Around Antarctica

    New research reveals upwelling pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters in the Southern Ocean.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 7, 2017

    “EarthArt” exhibit at Hayden Library

    See your art and data displayed on the illuminated iGlobe
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | September 7, 2017

    Back to School 2017

    MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences welcomes 28 new graduate students. Sixteen join the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate; fourteen, the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | September 6, 2017

    How Do Fish Find Their Way?

    Hatched in the ocean, larvae may use sound to settle on reefs. MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography graduate student Justin Suca is investigating whether tiny larval fish use sound to navigate from the open oceans where they hatch to coral reefs where they will settle down and live.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | August 31, 2017

    Neighboring Exoplanets May Hold Water, Study Finds

    Observations and modeling suggest TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets may have held onto water, billions of years after their formation.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | August 28, 2017

    Did Dispersants Help Responders Breathe Easier at Deepwater Horizon?

    Chemical spray in depths may have raised air quality at surface
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | August 25, 2017

    Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli to Give Rachel Carson Lecture at AGU’s Fall 2017 Meeting

    The chosen female scientist exemplifies Rachel Carson’s work with cutting-edge ocean science, especially science relevant to societal concerns.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | August 24, 2017

    Saving Venice, MIT-style

    MISTI interns and MIT faculty tackle rising sea level challenges at Italian research camp this summer.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | August 14, 2017

    New Study Details Ocean’s Role in Fourth-Largest Mass Extinction

    Global oceanic dead zones persisted for 50,000 years after end-Triassic extinction event
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 14, 2017

    WHOI Hosts Public Event Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Discovery of Deep-Sea Hot Springs

    Ballard will be the keynote speaker at a free public forum, hosted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) as part of the Morss Colloquia series, recapitulating the discovery of hydrothermal vent life 40 years ago on the Galápagos Rift near Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The event will be held 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole; it also includes a discussion afterward by a panel of scientists on current and future research on chemosynthetic life forms, which live on chemicals in the absence of sunlight—on Earth and possibly on other planetary bodies.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 10, 2017

    WHOI Scientist Selected 2017 Recipient of Walter Munk Award

    The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Andone C. Lavery has been selected as the 2017 recipient the Walter Munk Award in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 9, 2017

    New Technique Offers Clues to Measure Ocean Deoxygenation

    More than two percent of the ocean’s oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, and marine “dead zones” continue to expand throughout the global ocean. This deoxygenation, triggered mainly by human activity, poses a serious threat to marine life and ecosystems.
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