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  • MIT - The Darwin Project | June 11, 2012

    At the intersection of biology and physics in the ocean

    Mick Follows is a Senior Research Scientist in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, part of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, at MIT. Together with the other members of the Marine Biogeochemical Modeling group (researchers Stephanie Dutkiewicz, and Oliver Jahn, postdocs Sergio Vallina, and Anne-Willem Omta, and graduate students Sophie Clayton, … Continue reading At the intersection of biology and physics in the ocean
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 7, 2012

    Beneath Arctic Ice, Life Blooms Spectacularly

    Pools of water atop ice act as lenses to focus sunlight
  • WHOI News | June 7, 2012

    Scientists Discover Huge Phytoplankton Bloom in Ice Covered Waters

    A team of researchers, including scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), discovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton beneath ice-covered Arctic waters. Until now, sea ice was thought to block sunlight and limit the growth of mi...
  • MIT News | June 4, 2012

    Survey: Latin American and Asian cities lead way in planning for global warming

    Quito, Ecuador, is not considered a global leader by most measures. But there is one way in which Quito is at the forefront of metropolises worldwide: in planning for climate change. For more than a decade, officials in Ecuador’s mountainous capital ...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | May 31, 2012

    Scientists Discover the “Vitamin B12 Claw”

    Newfound protein is key for algae growth in the ocean
  • WHOI News | May 31, 2012

    A ‘B-12 Shot’ for Marine Algae?

    Studying algal cultures and seawater samples from the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the J. Craig Venter Institute have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows mari...
  • WHOI News | May 28, 2012

    Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds

    A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan Civilization almost 4000 years ago. The stu...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | May 25, 2012

    Ocean Explorers Probe Gulf of Mexico

    Shipwrecks, cold seeps, and corals among the finds
  • WHOI News | May 25, 2012

    Dr. Karen Lloyd Receives WHOI’s Holger W. Jannasch Visiting Scholar Award

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has chosen Karen Lloyd, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, as the recipient of the Holger W. Jannasch Visiting Scholar Award.  
  • WHOI News | May 21, 2012

    New Study by WHOI Scientists Provides Baseline Measurements of Carbon in Arctic Ocean

    Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help rese...
  • MITgcm News | May 18, 2012

    Ocean Biology Meets Physics

    In this video, Mick Follows describes his group's work using MITgcm and ECCO2 products to better understand the global carbon cycle and plankton populations.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | May 9, 2012

    In Search of the Pink and White Terraces

    WHOI vehicles help find landmarks lost in 1886 eruption
  • WHOI News | May 7, 2012

    WHOI to Host Public Forum on Climate Change and Global Water Supplies

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a public forum on the impacts of climate change on water availability worldwide. “Drought or Deluge: The Ocean and Earth's Changing Water Cycle,” will be held on May 17 at 7 p.m. in ...
  • MIT News | May 2, 2012

    Inventor honored for bridging innovation and humanitarianism to help millions globally live safer lives

    The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced Dr. Ashok Gadgil as the recipient of the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in recognition of his steady pursuit to blend research, invention and humanitarianism for broad social impact. Gadgil is a chair professor of Safe Water and Sanitation at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, whose diverse inventions and sustainable innovations are helping those in the developing world to live healthier, safer lives.

    Gadgil is a physicist by training whose unwavering curiosity and commitment to employ his expertise to benefit humankind has led to a string of inventions and innovations from safe drinking water solutions and a utility-sponsored energy efficiency program, to fuel-efficient stoves for displaced persons in Africa. He also works with stakeholders in beneficiary communities to rally support and increase adoption of his inventions. His innovative solutions, which integrate science with cultural needs, have helped an estimated 100 million individuals in dozens of countries across four continents.

    “Ashok Gadgil’s long record of inventive solutions to problems in the developing world is an example of how passion coupled with creative problem solving can have a colossal impact,” states Joshua Schuler, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. “Dr. Gadgil truly encompasses what it means to be a global innovator.”

    To read the full press release about the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation winner, visit:

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  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 30, 2012

    Coral Sanctuaries in a Warming World?

    Change in equatorial current may slow warming near small islands
  • WHOI News | April 29, 2012

    Pacific Islands May Become Refuge for Corals in a Warming Climate, Study Finds

    Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study by WHOI scientists shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 25, 2012

    Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies

    Scientist and sculptress share love of charismatic microfauna
  • WHOI News | April 20, 2012

    Study Amplifies Understanding of Hearing in Baleen Whales

    For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems of their toothless grazing...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 17, 2012

    Fats In Whales’ Heads May Help Them Hear

    Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 12, 2012

    The Quest to Map Titanic

    Shipwreck drove advances in deep-sea imaging technology
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