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MIT Stories

  • MIT - The Darwin Project | March 8, 2016

    Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic

    MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) researchers Song, H., J. Marshall, M.J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz, and G. Forget author "Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic" published in the Journal of Marine Systems, early online edition.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 7, 2016

    Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary

    On March 8, Sea Grant will celebrate its 50th anniversary of promoting conservation and sustainable development of our marine resources through research, education and outreach.
  • MIT News | March 2, 2016

    Whales dine with their own kind

    Mapping whale calls, researchers find the predators feed in species-specific hotspots.
  • MIT News | March 1, 2016

    New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

    Surface waves can trigger powerful sound waves that race through the deep ocean, study suggests.
  • MIT News | February 25, 2016

    Rogue wave ahead

    New prediction tool gives 2-3 minute warning of incoming rogue waves.
  • MIT Sea Grant | February 21, 2016

    Green Eelgrass, Blue Carbon

    MIT Sea Grant is working with several partners to conduct a study to quantify the carbon storage of eelgrass beds in Massachusetts.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | February 19, 2016

    Keeping Things the Same

    In a paper published online in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, the Follows group reports on new ways to understand what ecosystem factors could cause the elemental composition of organic matter to remain stable even when phytoplankton vary.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | February 5, 2016

    Darwin Goes to Ocean Sciences 2016

    Look out for the Darwin team sharing their work at this year's Ocean Sciences conference, February 21-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 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.
  • MITgcm News | January 15, 2016

    2015 Research Roundup

    Another new year, another research roundup! Best wishes to MITgcmers past, MITgcmers present and MITgcmers yet to come...
  • MIT Sea Grant | January 14, 2016

    Planning for Climate Change Impacts on Shellfish in Wellfleet Harbor

    MIT Sea Grant's web developer, Ben Bray, and Social and Environmental Research Institute Research Fellow, Seth Tuler, P.h.D, created a website to showcase the potential impacts of climate change on shellfish and shellfishing in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The website provides an overview of the climate-related threats to shellfish and commercial shellfishing in Wellfleet Harbor and potential strategies that can be considered by the Town of Wellfleet to prevent and mitigate their impacts.
  • MITgcm News | November 30, 2015

    Jurassic Currents

    This month we look at new work by a team of Swiss researchers who have been using MITgcm to explore the ocean circulation associated with the global land distribution during the Jurassic.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 29, 2015

    MIT Professor Caroline Uhler is awarded the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization

    The 2015 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization was presented to Professor Caroline Uhler in an award ceremony on November 20, 2015.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 23, 2015

    Nominations are open for the 2016 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization

    Nominations are open for the 2016 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. All non-tenured MIT faculty members from any Institute department are eligible.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 19, 2015

    Now accepting applications for the 2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

    Applications Due by February 10th, 2017 to MIT Sea Grant. The 2018 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship competition is now open. The Federal Funding Opportunity announcement is attached and instructions on the National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Page. Prospective students must submit the application to the Sea Grant Director in his/her state by is Friday, February 10, 2017. 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. Successful applicants will spend one year (February 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019) in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area. An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 10, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program (in an accredited U.S. institution) that is relevant to ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in national policy relating to these. Important Information · Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into Grants.Gov · Student applications are due to Sea Grant Programs by February 10, 2017. · Additional Fellowship and application information can be found on the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship website. Massachusetts students may apply through either the MIT or Woods Hole Sea Grant Programs. For submission through MIT Sea Grant, please direct inquiries to Kathy de Zengotita, kdez@mit.edu, 617-253-7042.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 17, 2015

    MIT Sea Grant introduces fishermen from Ghana to the New Bedford fishing community

    MIT Sea Grant anthropologist, who has been working with fishing communities for over 25 years, helped coordinate a waterfront tour of New Bedford to introduce the Ghanaian fishermen to a broad range of fishermen perspectives.
  • 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
  • MITgcm News | October 27, 2015

    An Eddy – Internal Solitary Wave Tango

    This month we spotlight work by a team from the Chinese Academy of Science's South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Guangzhou, China, who have been using MITgcm to investigate the interaction of internal solitary waves with mesoscale eddies.
  • MIT News | October 16, 2015

    To capture a wave

    Themistoklis Sapsis seeks to understand, predict, and optimize complex engineering and environmental systems under extreme uncertainty.
  • MIT Sea Grant | October 15, 2015

    Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal’s uncanny prey-sensing ability

    Study finds a whisker’s “slaloming” motion helps seals track and chase prey.
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