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WHOI Collaborates on a “Bigger Than Us” Mission for the Ocean at TED2019

WHOI Deep Submergence Laboratory director Andy Bowen and BBC Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty talk at the Mission:Ocean exhibit at the TED 2019 annual conference in Vancouver. The immersive installation is a collaboration between WHOI, OceanX, and the BBC, supported and designed by the Avatar Alliance Foundation. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth © TED) For…

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WHOI Statement on Recent Wall Street Journal Article

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes claims of a possible cybersecurity breach extremely seriously and continues to maintain the highest state of vigilance against all forms of network intrusion. Despite speculation published in a March 5 article in the Wall Street Journal, the Institution has seen no evidence of any significant security breach since the implementation…

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ONR’s Young Investigator Program Honors Zitterbart

Dan Zitterbart

March 19, 2019 The Naval Research (ONR) recognized 25 awardees of the 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP), which included Daniel Zitterbart, who was recognized for the Development of Next Generation Automatic Surface Whale Detection System for Marine Mammal Mitigation and Distribution Estimation. The Young Investigator Program was established in 1985, and is one of the nation’s oldest…

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2019 Martin Award Honors Charette and Buesseler

Matt Charette and Ken Buesseler

March 19, 2019 The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography presents the John H. Martin Award to one paper each year that has led to fundamental shifts in research focus and interpretation of a large body of previous observations. Matt Charette and Ken Buesseler are among the co-authors for the award for the…

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WHOI and WHOI Advisor James Cameron Participate in UN Ocean Conference

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) joined world leaders and representatives from business, academia, and NGOs this week at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Ocean Conference— the first truly global conference dedicated to accelerating action to reverse the deterioration of the ocean. WHOI leaders and scientists participated as experts in program sessions…

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Renewable Energy Opportunities and Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf

Porter Hoagland, Research Specialist Marine Policy Center Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 24, 2007 I have been asked to discuss the current regulatory structure for offshore wind, wave, and current projects, what Federal agencies are in charge, the role of States, and what Congress can do to clarify the existing regulatory structure.  My current understanding…

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Five Years After Deepwater Horizon: Improvements and Challenges in Prevention and Response

April 29, 2015 Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 29, 2014—U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce & Transportation Salutation Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the invitation to participate in the hearing, “Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon:…

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Michael Moore

Michael Moore

» Chasing Bayla: Michael Moore’s quest to free a North Atlantic right whale from fishing gear (The Boston Globe, October 2014)   Michael Moore is one of a handful of marine biologists who works with the federal government to determine the cause of death for protected marine mammals. He has ongoing support for this work…

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Acoustical Society of America Honors William Carey

Willian Carey

The Acoustical Society of America has awarded Professor William M. Carey (AME) the “2007 Pioneer of Underwater Acoustics” silver medal for his contributions to understanding ocean ambient noise and defining the limits of acoustic array performance in the ocean. According to the Acoustical Society of America, the “Pioneer of Underwater Acoustics” medal is awarded to…

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Deep Sea Challenge: Innovative Partnerships in Ocean Observing

Dr. Susan K. Avery, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 11, 2013 – Written testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Ocean, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and U.S. Coast Guard Good afternoon Chairman Begich and Members of the Committee. My name is Dr. Susan K. Avery, and I…

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Newest Navy Research Vessel Is Named Neil Armstrong

Ship will be operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 25, 2012 Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation’s newest research vessel will be named the R/V Neil Armstrong, after the renowned astronaut and the first man to set foot on the moon. The ship will be operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic…

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WHOI Hosts Public Forum on Climate Change and Global Water Supplies

Drought or Deluge The Ocean and Earth’s Changing Water Cycle Thursday, May 17, 2012 • 7 p.m. Redfield Auditorium at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Corner of Water and School Street, Woods Hole, MA, USA » Get Directions Water is essential for civilization and to life on Earth. New oceanic data show that the planetary water…

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Visit of Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations

Visit from Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead

Friday, June 10, 2011 June 10, 2011 On June 10, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution hosted a visit from Admiral Gary Roughead, the Chief of Naval Operations, marking the first such appearance at the Institution by a serving Chief of Naval Operations.  During his visit, Admiral Roughead toured several of the Institution’s labs and had briefings on…

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Bill Jenkins Wins Prestigious Ewing Medal

DECEMBER 30, 2010 Bill Jenkins, WHOI senior scientist in Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry and director of the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS), was awarded the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2010 Ewing Medal at the AGU’s Fall Meeting in December in San Francisco. The Ewing Medal is awarded to an individual geoscientist “for…

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WHOI Returns to the Titanic

Nearly 25 years after WHOI first discovered the final resting place of the RMS Titanic, researchers will this week return to the site to conduct the first comprehensive survey of the wreckage. The expedition is being organized by RMS Titanic, Inc., the company that was awarded ownership rights to the wreckage as salvor-in-possession in 1994,…

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WHOI in Times Square

July 15, 2010 At WHOI, we are committed to understanding our planet’s one and only ocean. So committed that we’re taking our message to the streets—and where better to do that than Times Square? For three months beginning in July, WHOI is highlighting the importance of the ocean to Earth and everything that lives on…

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Fat Chance

fat chance Ben van Mooy

A fatty compound responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic may hold unexpected promise in cancer research.

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Oversight Hearing on “Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have the Resources to Respond?”

June 15, 2010 Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 15th, 2010—Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife Committee on Natural Resources Salutation Good morning Chairwoman Bordallo, Ranking Member Brown, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about the Deepwater Horizon…

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Hearing On “The BP Oil Spill: Human Exposure and Environmental Fate”

Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 10, 2010 Introduction Good afternoon Chairman Markey, Ranking Member Upton, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill. My name is Christopher Reddy, and I am a scientist…

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Testimony on Acoustic Technology for Determining Oil Spill Size

Richard Camilli, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May 19, 2010 Introduction Good afternoon Chairman Markey and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on marine acoustic measurement technologies. My name is Richard Camilli. I am a Scientist in the Woods Hole…

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