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MIT Stories

  • 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.
  • 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.
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