Featured Stories

  • 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.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT - The Darwin Project, MIT EAPS, News | August 4, 2017

    Phytoplankton & Chips

    Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric CO2 and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breath yet there is much about them scientists still don’t understand. Now, an award from the Simons Foundation will give researchers from the Darwin Project access to bigger, better computing resources to model these communities and probe how they work.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI News | August 2, 2017

    Margaret Tivey to Become New Vice President and Dean of Academic Programs at WHOI

    Dr. Margaret K. (Meg) Tivey has been selected as the next Vice President and Dean for Academic Programs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Tivey will oversee all academic programs at WHOI, which include the MIT-WHOI Joint Program (JP) in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering for graduate students, postdoctoral and undergraduate programs, the graduate-level Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, and will serve as the WHOI point of contact for the Marine Biological Laboratory-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | July 31, 2017

    Automating Counting Fish: 2016 NOAA Hollings Scholars Caleb Perez and Tzofi Klinghoffer

    2016 Hollings Scholars Caleb Perez and Tzofi Klinghoffer are working this summer with researches at MIT Sea Grant, focusing on developing technological solutions that will improve upon current methods used for monitoring fish populations.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | July 26, 2017

    New Robot Speeds Sampling of Ocean’s Biogeochemistry and Health

    The world's first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials off the coast of New England on July 9, 2017. The new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), named Clio, will help scientists better understand the inner workings of the ocean.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | July 25, 2017

    The Sticky Intertropical Convergence Zone

    Ocean circulation coupled to changes in trade winds efficiently damps ITCZ movement to transport heat across the equator.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | July 20, 2017

    Re-envisioning Underwater Imaging

    The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at WHOI working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) video, 2-D mosaic imaging, and 3-D optical models of seafloor objects and environments. The new state-of-the-art technology is currently being field-tested on several submerged shipwreck sites in both the U.S. and Europe.
  • Featured Stories, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | July 6, 2017

    Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon

    Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | June 27, 2017

    Microbe Generates Extraordinarily Diverse Array of Peptides

    In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 27, 2017

    Pauline Morrow Austin: Radar & Weather Maven

    Pauline Morrow Austin (PhD '42) joined MIT's Weather Radar Research Project at its inception in 1946 and went on to direct the project from 1956-1979. Her pioneering work to interpret weather radar echoes laid the foundation for modern radar meteorology.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 20, 2017

    Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Meghan Jones studies seafloor lavas to reveal the inner workings of our planet. Using the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, WHOI researchers and Jones have been exploring a surprising discovery: gas-filled volcanic rocks on the seafloor that "pop" when brought up to the surface.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | June 15, 2017

    Batteries that “Drink” Seawater Could Power Long-range Underwater Vehicles

    Startup’s novel aluminum batteries increase the range of UUVs tenfold.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 9, 2017

    MIT-NASA Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge

    New MIT-NASA research using models of Atlantic circulation finds that the ocean absorbs atmospheric gases more easily than heat energy, and the slowing circulation that results, reduces its ability to absorb both.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 8, 2017

    Congratulations to the EAPS Class of 2017 Marine Scientists

    Degrees awarded during the 2016/2017 academic year are conferred in September, February and June.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | May 30, 2017

    VIDEO: Blue carbon and coastal adaptation

    Aquatic Ecologist Julie Simpson discusses her pioneering work with MIT’s Sea Grant College Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 30, 2017

    An Ocean of Curiosity

    MIT oceanographers explore Earth’s seas with the Boston community for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival at the MIT Museum.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | May 26, 2017

    Conch Shells Spill the Secret to Their Toughness

    Three-tiered structure of these impact-resistant shells could inspire better helmets, body armor.
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