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Awards & Recognition

WHOI scientist elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Colleen Hansel

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology Colleen Hansel, associate scientist at WHOI, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology within the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). In this photo, Hansel is measuring the reactive oxygen species superoxide in mangrove waters in Cuba…

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution co-produces Emmy award-winning program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been awarded an Emmy as a co-producer, along with South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL) for Changing Seas: “Alvin: Pioneer of the Deep” . The 2021 Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards announced the honor in December, for the category “Environment/Science – Long…

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WHOI multidisciplinary team selected for prestigious National Science Foundation Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been selected by the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF) for phase one of a two-part Convergence Accelerator Program, a $21 million investment to advance use-inspired solutions addressing national-scale societal challenges. WHOI is one of sixteen teams across the US chosen to participate in Track E: The Networked Blue Economy,…

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Surviving extreme heat

A team led by Anne Cohen, a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, received $1.75M in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how coral reefs survive extreme heat events caused by climate change. The multidisciplinary project taps into expertise across four WHOI departments to uncover the oceanographic and biological processes that enable…

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Falmouth Planning Board votes to rename street in WHOI Village Campus

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Oceanographer cartologist Marie Tharp to be recognized during Women’s History Month Woods Hole, MA. (March 11, 2021) – The Falmouth Planning Board has approved the name change of a street that winds through the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Village Campus. Marie Tharp Lane will be the new name of the street previously known as…

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Erin Fischell wins Moore Inventor Fellowship

Erin Fischell tests a new autonomous underwater vehicle

Erin Fischell, an assistant scientist in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been awarded the Moore Inventor Fellowship for her work on ocean robotics.

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WHOI scientists win awards

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Two WHOI scientists were among 82 distinguished scientists to receive accolades from the AGU, and another WHOI scientist was elected an American Meteorological Society (AMS) fellow for 2020.

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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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Jim Ledwell Selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society

Jim Ledwell

Jim Ledwell, Emeritus Research Scholar at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been named a 2017 Fellow of The Oceanography Society (TOS). The society noted his many achievements, in particular his “seminal contributions to the understanding of oceanic mixing,” as the reason for his selection. “I am honored and humbled by this recognition.” said…

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WHOI Scientist Selected 2017 Recipient of Walter Munk Award

Andone Lavery

The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Andone C. Lavery has been selected as the 2017 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. Dr. Lavery is an Associate Scientist with Tenure in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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WHOI Research Engineer Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

Loral O'Hara

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.

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Don Anderson Selected for Prestigious Ketchum Award for Coastal Research

Don Anderson

Senior Scientist Don Anderson will receive WHOI’s prestigious 2017 Bostwick H. Ketchum Award, which honors an internationally recognized scientist who demonstrates an innovative approach to coastal research, leadership in the scientific community, and who forges a link between coastal research and societal issues.

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Stan Hart Receives AGU’s Highest Honor

Stan Hart

Stan Hart, WHOI scientist emeritus, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) highest honor, the William Bowie Medal. The Honors Tribute was held on Wednesday, 14 December 2016, at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

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WHOI Geologist Henry Dick Named AAAS 2016 Fellow

Henry Dick

Henry Dick of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers.

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