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  • MIT, News | March 10, 2017

    A Love Affair with a Marine Microbe — Prochlorococcus

    Science Magazine profiles MIT's Penny Chisholm and how she overcame both scientific and cultural hurdles, to reveal an oceanic bacterium's secrets.
  • MIT, MIT News, News | March 9, 2017

    MIT rates No. 1 in 12 subjects in 2017 QS World University Rankings

    MIT ranked within the top 5 for 19 of 46 subject areas.
  • MIT, MIT News, News | March 6, 2017

    School of Science Welcomes Five New Professors This Spring

    Andrew Babbin, a marine biogeochemist working on the nitrogen cycle, joins the EAPS faculty.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 6, 2017

    Underwater Mountains Help Ocean Water Rise from Abyss

    Turbulence from seafloor topography may explain longstanding question about ocean circulation.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 3, 2017

    Why Did the El Faro Sink?

    Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | March 2, 2017

    Taking Earth’s Inner Temperature

    A new WHOI study suggests the mantle -- the mostly solid, rocky part of Earth's interior that lies between its super-heated core and its outer crustal layer -- may be hotter than previously believed.
  • News, WHOI News | March 1, 2017

    A New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Announced for the Northeast U.S. Shelf

    To better understand and manage the intricate ecosystem off the Northeast U.S. coast, the National Science Foundation has announced the selection of this critical ocean region for a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site led by WHOI.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | February 24, 2017

    After Overhaul, Jason Is Stronger Than Ever

    Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 23, 2017


    A new online publication from MIT reports on exciting climate science research at MIT. We focus on climate as a fundamental science, but occasionally comment on climate action and policy at MIT and climate research occurring elsewhere.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 20, 2017

    PAOC Faculty Promotions

    Congratulations to Michael Follows and David McGee for their recent promotions, recognizing their achievements and contributions to the department.
  • News, WHOI News | February 17, 2017

    Panel to Discuss Deep-Sea Mining at AAAS Meeting

    At AAAS, panel of speakers will examine the pros and cons of seafloor mining, its engineering feasibility, and its legal and societal implications with the goal of providing the best available, objective, scientific evidence to inform ongoing policy efforts on this important and timely topic.
  • MITgcm News, News | February 15, 2017

    Shelf Slip

    This month we spotlight work by researchers at Imperial College, London, UK, who have been using MITgcm to study the circulation on the Shetland Shelf system.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | February 14, 2017

    A Big Decline of River Herring

    Tiny stones in fish hold clues to help restore populations
  • MIT, News | February 8, 2017

    Happy Birthday to the Father of Modern Dynamical Meteorology

    In honor of his 100th birthday, MIT remembers Jules Gregory Charney, a leader in numerical weather prediction, and a former MIT professor and director of the Atmospheric and Ocean Dynamics Project.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | February 8, 2017

    More Floods & Higher Sea Levels

    Geological records help forecast escalating coastal hazards
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 7, 2017

    Aerocene Soars at the 47th World Economic Forum Meeting

    Climate-conscious sculptures influence world perspectives in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 6, 2017

    Faculty Promotions

    The Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotion of Michael Follows to Full Professor and David McGee to Associate Professor (effective July 2017.)
  • News, WHOI News | February 6, 2017

    Study Provides First Measurement of Nitrogen Removal by Local Shellfish

    A new study by Woods Hole Sea Grant, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and the Mashpee Department of Natural Resources provides the first comprehensive measurement of nitrogen removed by shellfish harvested from waters off Cape Cod.
  • WHOI News | February 2, 2017

    Town of Falmouth and WHOI Win Seaport Economic Council Grant

    At a meeting Thursday in Fall River, members of the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council (SEC) green-lighted a $500,000 grant request from the Town of Falmouth and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 1, 2017

    Transparent, Gel-based Robots Can Catch and Release Live Fish

    Made from hydrogel, robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection.
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