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WHOI to Host Public Forum on Climate Change and Global Water Supplies

Severe droughts, floods, and storms are now a routine part of our nation’s weather forecast. Remarkably hot and dry weather in 2011 caused droughts in Texas, the Plains states and the West. The year also brought historic flooding along the Mississippi River. In the Northeast, an unusually warm winter meant little snowfall and bad news…

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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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WHOI Researchers, Collaborators Receive $1.4 Million to Study Life in Ocean’s Greatest Depths

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of Hawaii, Whitman College and international colleagues will conduct the first systematic study of life in the deepest marine habitat on Earth—ocean trenches. Due to the extreme pressures of these deep-sea environments and the technical challenges involved in reaching them, ocean trenches are among the least…

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WHOI Selects Teledyne Webb Research to Provide Open Ocean Gliders for Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership  (OL) announced Teledyne Webb Research, of East Falmouth, Mass., will provide open ocean gliders supporting the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). WHOI, an implementing organization on the OOI Program, awarded the contract for approximately $261,000…

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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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WHOI’s Avery, Doney Selected AAAS Fellows

Avery and Doney

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) President and Director Susan K. Avery and Senior Scientist Scott C. Doney have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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WHOI Data Library to House and Preserve Ocean Ecosystem Archives

Alexander Graham Bell once said that when one door closes another one opens, and the open doors of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Data Library and Archives are making it possible to help preserve the voluminous archives of GLOBEC, a study of Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, which closed at the end of 2009.

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WHOI Launches Ocean Awareness Video Campaign in NYC

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has launched a video campaign on the world’s biggest stage to highlight the importance of the planet’s largest life-sustaining feature—the ocean. The three-month ocean awareness campaign features 15-second video spots that air every hour on the CBS Superscreen above 42nd St. in Times Square, which hosts more than 26…

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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 To Mark New Lab with Groundbreaking Celebration

Equipped with an $8.1 million federal Recovery Act grant and a shovel, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems (LOSOS) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Clark Laboratory on the Institution?s Quissett Campus.

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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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WHOI Participates in Meeting Aimed at Finding Solutions to Control or Stop Oil Spill

On June 1, 2010, members of the staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) participated in a meeting at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., to consider possible alternative solutions to capping or controlling the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The conclusions and recommendations…

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Rita Colwell to speak at MIT/WHOI Joint Program Commencement June 5 at WHOI

Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University and former Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will give the commencement address June 5 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to the 2010 graduates of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Sciences and…

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WHOI Selected to Operate Newest Navy Research Ship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been informed by the US Navy’s  Office of Naval Research (ONR) that it has been selected to operate AGOR 27, one of two new Ocean Class research vessels to be built by the U.S. Navy. There are four basic research vessel classes: Global, Ocean, Regional and Local.  Ocean…

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WHOI’s Amy Bower Wins Unsung Heroine Award

Amy Bower

Inspiration can come from unexpected sources. For Amy Bower, a physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), it was triggered by a mundane-sounding requirement entitled ?Criterion 2,? part of a standard research grant proposal to the National Science Foundation in 2004.

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WHOI Participates in the Cambridge Science Festival WHOI Participates in the Cambridge Science Festival

Saturday, April 24 from Noon to 4:00 p.m March 31, 2010 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to participate in the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival’s Science Carnival on Saturday, April 24, from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun! Hands-on Exploration of a Hydrothermal…

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WHOI Receives $8.1 Million Grant to Construct New Laboratory

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will receive $8.1 million from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to construct the Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems. The WHOI award is one of only 12 proposals of 167 submissions that were funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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Woods Hole Consortium Delegates Participating in U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this Week

CONTACTS: Andrea Early, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7652; aearly@mbl.edu Media Relations Office, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 508-289-3340; media@whoi.edu Elizabeth Braun, Woods Hole Research Center 508-540-9900, x109; ebraun@whrc.org WOODS HOLE, MA—Directors and scientists from the Woods Hole Consortium are in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week to speak on climate change impacts on ocean, air, land, and polar-ice ecosystems—whose…

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