By Research Initiative


Ocean Acidification Initiative

The Ocean Acidification Initiative is a multi-year research program designed to answer urgent questions about the potentially devastating impacts of an increasingly acidic ocean on the marine food web and fisheries and the societal repercussions of these environmental changes.

Arctic Research Initiative

Arctic Research Initiative is a $10 million grant spread over years, making possible the Institution’s first large-scale, integrated research initiative—a five-year effort to study the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding environments.

North Atlantic/Arctic Climate Initiative

The North Atlantic/Arctic Climate Initiative studies to explore processes that create and maintain the Arctic halocline, control how waters sink and mix in subpolar ocean basins to form the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) and affect the circulation of waters between the northern and tropical Atlantic, south via the DWBC and north via the surface Gulf Stream.