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MIT Stories

  • 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.
  • MITgcm News | April 20, 2016

    Shelf Life

    This month we focus on work led by Hajoon Song, a postdoc at MIT, who has been using MITgcm to explore nutrient sources for the Patagonia Shelf Region.
  • MIT Sea Grant | April 18, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Spring Newsletter

    MIT Sea Grant has selected three research projects for funding from our annual request for proposals. The projects focus on understanding the impacts of ocean acidification and will collectively receive approximately $600 thousand in federal funding, with just over $300,000 in matching state, local, and private funding over a two year period.
  • MIT News | April 18, 2016

    Study: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

    Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon sequestration.
  • 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.
  • MIT, News | April 14, 2016

    Evolution of Motivations for Climate Action

    Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science with MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate weighs in on how some motivations for climate action have evolved since the film "An Inconvenient Truth" premiered.
  • MIT News | April 13, 2016

    Koichi Masubuchi, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 92

    Masubuchi, a leading expert on welding science and fabrication technology, also started the Japanese Language School.
  • MIT EAPS, News | April 12, 2016

    MIT’s EAPS Brings Science into the Community with the Cambridge Science Festival

    MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheres, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge Science Festival with engaging, family-friendly science exhibits and demonstrations around Cambridge on April 22nd and 23rd.
  • MIT Sea Grant | April 11, 2016

    Where are they now? Find out how the Knauss Fellowship helped shape the career of ’96 alum Samantha Woods

    Samantha Woods has been the Executive Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) since 2002.
  • MIT Sea Grant | April 5, 2016

    Where are they now? Find out how the Knauss Fellowship helped shape the career of ’09 alum Abigail Franklin Archer

    Abigail Archer came back to Sea Grant after her fellowship and is now a Marine Resource Specialist agent at Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant.
  • MIT Sea Grant | April 4, 2016

    Where are they now? Find out how the Knauss Fellowship helped shape the career of ’88 alum Michael Nelson

    Michael R. Nelson works on Internet-related global public policy issues for CloudFlare, a startup that has improved the performance and security of more than 4 million Web sites worldwide.
  • MIT Sea Grant | April 4, 2016

    Where are they now? Find out how the Knauss Fellowship helped shape the career of ’11 alum Caitlin Frame

    Caitlin is a research scientist, at the University of Concepcion and the Center for Climate Science and Resilience in Chile. She studies the production, destruction, and transport of the trace greenhouse gas nitrous oxide in the environment.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 30, 2016

    April 5th Brown Bag Seminar: Green Eelgrass, Blue Carbon by Dr. Julie Simpson of MIT Sea Grant

    Eelgrass meadows are critical coastal ecosystems, helping to tie down sediments, improving water clarity and providing a habitat for marine animals like fish, scallops, crabs and lobsters. Julie Simpson is working with several partners to conduct a study to quantify the carbon storage of eelgrass beds in Massachusetts. By understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change we can better make the case for securing protection and restoration resources.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 27, 2016

    Welcome to Sea Grant Dr. Tom Consi

    MIT Sea Grant is excited to announce our new Research Education Specialist, Tom Consi.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 20, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant is making sure fishing communities are heard

    MIT Sea Grant is celebrating Sea Grant's 50th Anniversary with a look back at the work of our anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber. While at Sea Grant, she's focused on fishing communities in New England, studying the social impact of new regulations and working to make fisherman safer.
  • MIT News | March 18, 2016

    DNA markers tell the story of deep sea adaptation

    Santiago Herrera studies the genome to establish new connections between species living in the deep sea.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 17, 2016

    New Digital Coast Fellowship Opportunity

    The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016. This program is modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship program and has a similar mission: to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 9, 2016

    CRAB-MIT Sea Grant Chart of the Charles River

    Sediment deposition has been a long standing problem in the Charles River, where major tributaries empty into it. Now, MIT Sea Grant is using low cost, commercially available, fish finding equipment mounted on both autonomous surface vehicles and volunteer driven boats to chart parts of the Charles River that haven't been mapped for decades.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 8, 2016

    2016 Blue Lobster Bowl

    MIT Sea Grant College Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant and The National Ocean Science Bowl sponsored the 19th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl on March 5th, 2016. Twenty teams of students from 12 Massachusetts high schools put their physical oceanography, ocean policy, and marine biology knowledge to the test, competing to become regional champion and represent Massachusetts at the 19th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals.
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