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Featured Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | May 6, 2016

    New Antarctic Ice Sheet Physics Could Explain Ancient Sea Levels and Predict Future Ones

    Oceans at MIT sits down with glaciologist Christian Schoof to discuss how "ice cliff collapse" in Antarctica could have produced the Pliocene's high sea levels.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 3, 2016

    EAPS Dives into the Pale Blue Dot at the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival

    For MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), every day is Earth Day. But on April 22nd, 2016, they were excited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for it with the greater Boston community at the MIT Museum during the Cambridge Science Festival.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | April 28, 2016

    MIT outlines progress on its five-year climate action plan

    Progress report underscores strong collaboration across campus to address climate change.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | April 28, 2016

    Oceans Alive!: Trawling in the Charles

    Ahead of the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival and MIT’s centennial celebration, postdocs from MIT’s EAPS and PAOC chartered a sailboat to collect plankton from the Charles River. Here, they had a chance to interact with the organisms and environment that they model and would discuss with visitors the next day.
  • Featured Stories, MIT | April 14, 2016

    Southern Ocean Cooling in a Warming World

    In contrast to environmental changes due to global warming, new research from MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate indicates that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean may be experiencing a period of cooling before warming takes over. And the culprit might be the ozone hole rather than greenhouse gases.
  • Featured Stories | March 7, 2016

    Research Takes Center Stage at MIT Climate Symposium

    At MIT on Climate=Science + Action, speakers examined what we know, what’s left to learn, and the diverse climate-related research happening throughout the institute—from exoplanets to the deep ocean and everything in between.
  • Featured Stories, WHOI | February 26, 2016

    Life in the Hot Seat

    This is the final article of a three-part series covering the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences lectures on “Life in the Ocean.”
  • Featured Stories | February 15, 2016

    Chasing Whales

    Thanks a variety of robotic instruments, researchers are using information about whale behavior to decrease ship strikes and other human-caused mortality events.
  • Featured Stories | February 8, 2016

    Predators in the Plankton

    WHOI researcher Matt Johnson studies three plankton species that illustrate just how wonderfully weird and complex life in the ocean can be.
  • Featured Stories | February 3, 2016

    AGU Spotlights MIT Synthesis of Ocean Circulation Research

    A new MIT study takes stock of what we know and what’s still uncertain about AMOC variability and its role in global climate.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | February 1, 2016

    Living a “Mixotrophic” Lifestyle

    MIT News reports on a new study that suggests plankton may have a larger impact on ocean carbon storage than previously thought. Read it here.
  • Featured Stories | January 28, 2016

    John Marshall Receives AMS Haurwitz Prize

    MIT Oceanographer honored by AMS for his seminal contributions to atmospheric, oceanic, and climate dynamics and the creation of innovative modeling tools and educational resources.
  • Featured Stories | January 15, 2016

    MIT on Climate, Science, and Action

    MIT Climate Symposium will bring together leading researchers and science communicators to discuss the science, economics, and policy of the most pressing issue of our time.
  • Featured Stories | December 21, 2015

    Best of Oceans at MIT 2015

    Happy New Year from Oceans at MIT! Here's our top 15 stories from 2015. Related topics | Oceans and Climate | A Warming World
  • Featured Stories | December 18, 2015

    At COP21, Finding Hope for Climate in the Aerocene

    Artist Tomás Saraceno and MIT scientists join forces to confront climate crisis at UN conference. Related topics |Human Influences | A Warming World
  • Featured Stories | November 30, 2015

    PAOC Puts the Science in Science Policy

    Earlier this year, graduate students and faculty from MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate traveled to our nation’s capital on a mission to build relationships with policymakers on both sides of the aisle. Related topics | Education | Outreach
  • Featured Stories | November 23, 2015

    Storify: Confronting Water Challenges in a Changing Climate

    The 2015 MIT Water Summit brought together leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss current problems and potential solutions surrounding Earth's water resources.
  • Featured Stories | November 16, 2015

    Capturing an Underwater World

    Underwater photographer and MIT CAST visiting artist Keith Ellenbogen is developing new technology and sharing his passion for underwater conservation photography with students in an upcoming IAP course. Related topics |Human Influences | Oceans and Life
  • Featured Stories | November 5, 2015

    Bringing Scientists into the FOLD: 4 Questions with Alexis Hope

    A new publishing platform out of MIT Media Lab adds context and depth to online science communication.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | October 28, 2015

    A Fair and Ambitious Pledge? Not quite.

    MIT News reports on a study from Susan Solomon and colleagues that found pledges by top greenhouse gas emitters leaves little room for others; urges greater R&D. Read it here! Related topics |Human Influences | A Warming World
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