Once upon a time, ocean scientists hung up cans on up a tree on Bikini Atoll to measure wave height in the Marshall Islands during nuclear weapons testing. Today, ocean…
60 Years After Don Walsh Dove To Earth’s Deepest Point, Son Kelly Repeats The Feat
He was involved with an acoustics experiment developed by Ying-Tsong Lin from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, that recorded a signal 13.5 miles away and seven miles below.
ROVs: A marine robotics paragon.
Carl Wirsen from WHOI, in his presentation, displayed how little we know about the deepest part of the oceans.
USA: Twelve Offshore Wind R&D Projects Selected for Funding
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) has selected twelve projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.
Search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden ‘traps’ in ocean waters
Researchers at the MIT, WHOI and other institutions have developed a technique they hope will help first responders quickly zero in on regions of the sea where missing objects or people are likely to be.
WHOI Study: Fishing Restrictions Could Benefit Lobster Fisherman
Researchers at MIT, WHOI and colleagues announced the first successful trials of their new “TRAPS” system, a system they hope will provide faster, more accurate insights into the floating locations of missing objects and people by identifying the watery “traps” into which they’re likely to be attracted.
Mathematics can save lives at sea
In collaboration with a team of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, a group of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the U.S. Coast Guard, the ETH team tested their new, TRAP-based search algorithm in two separate ocean experiments near Martha’s Vineyard near the north-eastern coast of the United States.
Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions
Now researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have engineered a lightweight instrument that measures both physical and biological features of the vertical ocean over small, kilometer-wide patches.