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Ocean Encounters: From the Sea to the Stars

Join us for a special Ocean Encounters event featuring four engineers who explore extreme places to push the boundaries of our knowledge. Oct 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT

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Ciara Willis deploys an expendable bathy-thermograph off of R/V <em>Neil Armstrong</em> while on the Ocean Twilight Zone Observation Network cruise in July of 2021. (Photo by Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic institution)
Alvin Certification Coordinator Lisa Smith standing in front of an updated HOV Alvin which is tucked on board the newly refurbished R/V Atlantis (Photo Ken Kostel ©WHOI).
Jaida Elcock (standing) restrains a blacktip shark while a MISS workshop participant measures it. (Image courtesy of Field School, Miami, Florida.)
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Palmyra Atoll is an uninhabited coral reef ecosystem located in the central tropical Pacific. Palmyra was chosen by the WHOI team as the site for the first coral reef digital twin because a long history of research at the island has amassed a treasure trove of data and models, enabling the team to hit the ground running as they develop the project. Image credit: Michael Fox © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Renee Gruner-Mitchell with <em>Sentry</em> while the autonomous underwater vehicle was home for maintenance. In this picture the vehicle has its outer skin removed and syntactic foam showing. (Photo by Hannah Piecuch, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Swirling parcels of water, called ocean eddies, spin off from the warm Gulf Stream, the powerful northward-flowing current that hugs the U.S. East Coast before veering east across the Atlantic Ocean. This visualization was generated by a numerical model that simulates ocean circulation. WHOI researchers are studying western boundary ocean currents, like the Gulf Stream, and how their behavior can be associated with climate. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization © NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
A water sampler known as a conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD) rosette is deployed from the research vessel Sikuliaq during a 2020 expedition as part of the NSF-funded Arctic Observing Network to understand long-term changes in waters of the far north. (Photo ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Cynthia Becker inspects a fragment of brain coral skeleton (Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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A bioacoustic mooring sits in the middle of the ocean twilight zone (not to scale), while prospective commercial fishing vessels work on the surface. (Illustration by John Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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A rendering of a video, “Vertical Migration,” by Superflex, that is intended to draw attention to the siphonophore’s deep sea carbon removal system. It will shine on the U.N. Secretariat building during Climate Week.Credit...Rendering via Superflex; Background by Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo