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Spock versus the volcano


Five hundred meters below the calm surface waters of the Aegean Sea off Santorini Island, Greece, lies an active submarine…

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Extreme Measures

Crew aboard the D/V Chikyu prepare for seafloor drilling

THE OCEAN DOESN’T REVEAL ITS SECRETS EASILY. By observing natural phenomena, throwing instruments over the side of ships, and diving…

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A rare mission north

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star enters the winter pack ice

Serendipitous science mission aboard the Polar Star provides “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to collect critical ocean data below the ice

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Going the Distance

Jason Graphic

Unraveling the mysteries of the vast global ocean means entering some of the most remote and dangerous places on the…

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A new ocean soundscape

Combining his passions for marine chemistry and music, an MIT-WHOI Joint Program student converts data into songs that reveal the…

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From Mars to the deep

Navigation technology that helped NASA’s Perseverance rover land safely on Mars could guide robots in another unexplored terrain that’s much…

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Data with a side of sass

Data Dollies

The name “data dollies” was a tongue-in-cheek way of calling attention to the essential yet unglamorous work these mostly young,…

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Racing an undersea volcano

A 3D rendering of the East Pacific Rise

Using AUV Sentry to make a high-resolution, near-bottom, seafloor map before the next volcanic eruption at the East Pacific Rise

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