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  • News, WHOI News | June 7, 2017

    WHOI Research Engineer Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research engineer Loral O’Hara was introduced today at Johnson Space Flight Center as a member of NASA’s most recent class of astronauts. O’Hara was one of just 12 to be selected from an applicant pool of more than 18,300—the largest number NASA has ever received.
  • News, WHOI News | June 7, 2017

    Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperor Penguins Cope with Climate Change

    Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 5, 2017

    Back to Bikini

    Scientists study lingering radioactivity of 1946-1958 nuclear weapons tests
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | May 30, 2017

    VIDEO: Blue carbon and coastal adaptation

    Aquatic Ecologist Julie Simpson discusses her pioneering work with MIT’s Sea Grant College Program.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 30, 2017

    Last year’s drought had an upside: cleaner beaches in Boston

    Last year's drought contributed to the uptick in ocean cleanliness off Boston-area beaches due to the lack of rain last summer, which meant that there was less stormwater and sewage runoff flushing bacteria and contaminants into the ocean. (Boston Globe)
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 30, 2017

    An Ocean of Curiosity

    MIT oceanographers explore Earth’s seas with the Boston community for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival at the MIT Museum.
  • News, WHOI News | May 30, 2017

    More Frequent Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross

    WHOI biologist Stephanie Jenouvrier co-edited the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B special issue and co-authored a study featured, which examines how extreme ocean warming events further stress an already declining population of black-browed albatross in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | May 26, 2017

    Conch Shells Spill the Secret to Their Toughness

    Three-tiered structure of these impact-resistant shells could inspire better helmets, body armor.
  • News, WHOI News | May 24, 2017

    Media Advisory: Research Vessel Neil Armstrong Participates in Fleet Week New York

    The research vessel Neil Armstrong, owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will participate in Fleet Week New York, May 24-26, 2017. The ship is the only research vessel participating in the celebration.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 23, 2017

    Happy 100th Birthday to the Father of Chaos

    Today, May 23rd, Edward N. Lorenz, longtime professor of meteorology at MIT, would have turned 100. Widely recognized as the father of the modern theory of chaos, he profoundly altered the way we view the natural world.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 22, 2017

    2017 EAPS Student Awards

    A roll-call of this year's Excellence in Teaching, Crosby, and Goetze Award recipients presented at the May 19th Student Recognition Dinner.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 22, 2017

    Extreme Climate

    A conversation with WHOI climate scientist Caroline Ummenhofer, who studies the ocean’s role in the global hydrological cycle to understand how water is transported between the ocean and atmosphere and onto land as rain and snow.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 16, 2017

    Fresh Water Below the Seafloor?

    Scientists search for aquifers trapped under the ocean
  • Featured Stories, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 15, 2017

    Varied Increases in Extreme Rainfall with Global Warming

    Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 15, 2017

    The Tenured Engineers of 2017

    Professors Noelle Selin and Xuanhe Zhao were among 10 members of the School of Engineering’s faculty that have been granted tenure by MIT.
  • News, WHOI News | May 15, 2017

    Travel Distances of Juvenile Fish Key to Better Conservation

    WHOI scientists and their international colleagues conducted the largest, most comprehensive study of larval dispersal at coral reefs. Their findings have important implications for the sizing and spacing of marine reserves. (Video)
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 12, 2017

    Blue Holes and Hurricanes

    Geological marvels are gold mines for climate history
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 11, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Open House Thursday June 8th from 2:00-4:00

    Interested in learning more about research, education, and outreach opportunities at MIT Sea Grant? Come check out our new offices at MIT Sea Grant's Open House! Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm At MIT Sea Grant's new location: 12 Emily St...
  • News, WHOI News | May 9, 2017

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Ship Neil Armstrong to Participate in Fleet Week New York

    The research vessel, Neil Armstrong, will participate in Fleet Week New York, May 24-26, 2017, marking the first time in recent memory that an oceanographic research vessel will be included in the celebration.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 7, 2017

    Adventures in Citizen Science

    Where and how citizen science is being used for marine research, its impact on researchers and its effects on science and society. First of a series on the changing face of marine and coastal research and implications for the future spotlights MIT Sea Grant.
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