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MIT Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | December 14, 2017

    Unlocking marine mysteries with artificial intelligence

    Students put their AI software for underwater vehicles to the test on the Charles River.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | December 12, 2017

    School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

    Sixteen new professors join seven of the school’s departments, two with a focus on ocean sciences.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | December 8, 2017

    Researchers Establish Long-sought Source of Ocean Methane

    An abundant enzyme in marine microbes may be responsible for production of the greenhouse gas.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | November 21, 2017

    Now accepting applications for 2019 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

    The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Prospective students must submit the application to the Sea Grant Director in his/her state by is Friday, February 23, 2018.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | November 20, 2017

    OPEN FORUM AND DISCUSSION: Offshore Aquaculture and Fisheries, November 30 at 11:30

    The discussion will cover the economy and the engineering challenges for offshore aquaculture and fisheries, including: the development of new technologies and materials, sensors, communication equipment, and autonomous vehicles offers a unique opportunity to take advantage of the enormous exclusive economic zone (EEZ) offshore the United States, to provide nutrition, biofuels, and many other products.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | November 20, 2017

    Funding Opportunity: Small Business Innovation Research grants for aquaculture

    The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project portal is now open and seeking proposals from small businesses. The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2018.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | November 13, 2017

    2018 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship now accepting applications

    Since 1999, Sea Grant and NMFS have partnered to train students through this joint fellowship program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 8, 2017

    Research for Global Needs, Present and Future

    New Research Reception gives alumni and the community an inside look at research and initiatives in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Featured Stories, MIT - The Darwin Project, News | November 6, 2017

    What you Can Do With a Really Rather Realistic Ocean Model

    In a new paper from the Darwin Project, MIT researchers report on their work weighing biogeochemical versus ecological consequences of the way in which ocean physics is represented in their general circulation/ biogeochemical hybrid modeling.
  • MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News, WHOI | October 31, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Ocean Acidification Seminar Tuesday November 28th at 12:30

    Please join us Tuesday November 28th at MIT Sea Grant for presentations by six MIT Sea Grant funded researchers on their ocean acidification projects.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | October 31, 2017

    New England Coastal Ecology 2018 IAP course

    Combining lectures and visits to field and research centers, participants will be introduced to marine communities found along the coast of New England. Emphasis will be on the ecology of salt marshes and rocky shores and the plants and animals living there; the ecological services these communities provide us, and some likely impacts of current and future climate change.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | October 30, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant funds aquaculture technology project

    MIT Sea Grant is excited to announce the funding an aquaculture technology development project, "Real-time detection of Vibrio for oyster aquaculture," one of the 32 research grants NOAA has announced today, totaling $9.3 million for projects around the country to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry.
  • MIT, News, WHOI News | October 30, 2017

    Radioactivity lingers from 1946-1958 nuclear bomb tests

    Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United States conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | October 26, 2017

    Ocean sound waves may reveal location of incoming objects

    New acoustic analysis could pinpoint impacts by meteorites or possibly plane debris.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | October 23, 2017

    River herring resource use in natural and restored Massachusetts estuaries

    In this video, MIT Sea Grant has teamed up with the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) to characterize the benefits of MassBays priority embayments in support of local river herring populations.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | October 16, 2017

    Environmental Successes: How We Can Make Them Happen Again

    Atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon speaks with Living Lab Radio/WGBH about our track record of environmental success stories that deserve more attention.
  • 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, MIT Sea Grant, News | September 30, 2017

    A Small Ocean Acidification Sensor Could Serve a Large Need

    Dr. Aleck Wang, a MIT Sea Grant funded scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution designed the Channelized Optical System (CHANOS) II, the first DIC sensor that can make near-continuous measurements, allowing researchers a picture into how these variables change over spatial scales as small as a centimeter
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