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Robots to the Rescue

How the next generation of ocean robots will help solve the planet’s most pressing problems

Sargassum serendipity

A surprise find connects MIT students working on solutions for a harmful algal bloom in the Caribbean


How to study an underwater earthquake from shore

Scientist Chris German on a successful AUV Sentry mission when the science team could not travel to sea

5 WHOI women making waves in ocean science and engineering

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting a few scientists who have made a difference in the WHOI community and beyond

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Sniffing out methane in the deep sea

Scientists cruise the Gulf of California’s Guaymas Basin to test out new tech for detecting and measuring methane in the deep

Methane seep

Microbial Methane – New Fuel for Ocean Robots?

Researchers are developing on an energy harvesting platform that converts marine methane to electricity. The system could be an answer to power-hungry robots that are being asked to explore increasingly larger swaths of the ocean.

Meet the ChemYak!

Meet the ChemYak!

WHOI scientist Anna Michel discusses our new ocean surface robot.

Girls Just Wanna Be Engineers

Girls Just Wanna Be Engineers

“Very few women go into engineering,” said Anna Michel, “because girls just don’t get the message that they could be engineers.”

Michel, a scientist in the Applied Physics and Ocean Engineering Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic […]

Let There Be Laser Light

Let There Be Laser Light

WHOI scientists are developing new sensors using lasers to detect methane, carbon dioxide, and other critical environmental gases in the air and under the ocean.

A Laser Light in the Ocean Depths

A Laser Light in the Ocean Depths

Graduate student Anna Michel is adapting laser technology to the murky fluid environment and crushing pressures at depths of 11,000 feet. The goal is to develop an instrument that can directly measure the many elements spewing from hydrothermal vents just as they emerge from Earth?s crust.