MIT Stories

  • MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News | December 17, 2016

    Charting project reveals Charles River’s depths

    The Boston Globe highlights MIT Sea Grant's efforts to create the most thorough, accurate chart of the lower Charles yet.
  • MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 14, 2016

    New Device Reveals What Ocean Microbes Do

    Instrument may also help monitor sewage treatment plants
  • MIT, News | December 12, 2016

    A Meeting That Helped Foster the Acceptance of Global Tectonics

    Fifty years ago, in the United States added their heft to a theory with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | December 8, 2016


    On Dec 14th, the MIT AUV Laboratory is unveiling new technology that enables the first known wireless power transfer between a source and a receiver in seawater without physical contact.
  • MIT Sea Grant | December 4, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Seminar ‘Wave Energy: State of the Art and the ISWEC Case Study’ Monday, December 12th from 11-12

    An examination of wave energy, which is seen as one of the most promising technologies for the future of renewable energy.
  • MITgcm News | December 1, 2016

    Map Check

    This month we spotlight work by researchers at the University of South Florida who have been using MITgcm in a study assessing mapping error in Southern Ocean transport computed from satellite altimetry and Argo float data.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News, WHOI | November 23, 2016

    Saharan Dust in the Wind

    Scientists find huge reduction in African dust plume led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 20, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Seminar – FY2016 PI Reports on Ocean Acidification Projects

    The presentations on November 29, 2016, 12-4p include "Quantification of the Contribution of Wastewater Effluent to Coastal Ocean Acidification", "Impact of ocean acidification on calcification rate, shell properties, pallial fluid pH, and epigenetics of commercially important mollusks across critical life stages", and "Integrated impacts of temperature increase and ocean acidification on larval shell development in the American Lobster, Homerus americanus".
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 18, 2016

    Replicating Ancient Fossilization

    Using modern microbes to understand the preservation of marine bacteria
  • MIT, News | November 17, 2016

    Predicting and Adapting to Increased Hurricane Risk

    Kerry Emanuel shares why hurricanes will likely become more destructive and offers ways to mitigate these increased risks.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | November 16, 2016

    Pluto’s icy, slushy heart

    Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 11, 2016

    Big Ice, Big Science

    Richard Alley delivers the 2016 Carlson Lecture on the physics of glaciers in Antarctica, Greenland, and Boston and how ice sheets capture a history of the world’s climate.
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 6, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Seminar: Characterizing a New England Saltmarsh with Terrestrial and Airborne Lidar

    The seminar will take place on Friday December 2nd, from noon to 1pm.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | November 3, 2016

    Tackling Questions of Ocean Physics with MIT Oceanographer Raffaele Ferrari

    Understanding ocean circulation, its climate impact, & how it shapes biological productivity with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) oceanographer Raffaele Ferrari.
  • MIT, MIT News, News | November 1, 2016

    This Is How We Row

    MIT Lightweight Women’s Crew makes history at Head of the Charles.
  • MIT, News | October 31, 2016

    Fall in MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate

    With the semester in full swing, MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) members are enjoying several new, engaging and fun events happening in the department.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | October 25, 2016

    2015 & 2016 Rossby Awards Announced

    Jill McDermott '15 and Joern Callies '16 have been awarded the Rossby Prize for their respective theses.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | October 25, 2016

    Discovering Extreme Weather

    Incoming freshmen experience life in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheres and Planetary Sciences through weather and climate experiments and a hike up Mt. Washington during the 2016 Discovering EAPS (DEAPS) Freshman Pre-Orientation Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | October 25, 2016

    Ira Dyer, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 91

    Former head of MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering is remembered for his innovation, entrepreneurship, and vision for ocean engineering.
  • MIT, News | October 7, 2016

    The Climate Context of Hurricane Matthew

    Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science specializing in hurricane physics, joins Warm Regards to discuss 2016's Hurricane Matthew and the potential destructiveness of future hurricanes.
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