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Climate Change Can Destabilize the Global Soil Carbon Reservoir, New Study Finds

The vast reservoir of carbon that is stored in soils probably is more sensitive to destabilization from climate change than has previously been assumed, according to a new study by researchers at WHOI and other institutions. The study found that the biospheric carbon turnover within river basins is vulnerable to future temperature and precipitation perturbations…

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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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WHOI announces new CFO

Kathryn Link to join as WHOI’s new Chief Financial Officer, bringing with her over 25 experience in working with innovators from Harvard to the Broad Institute

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CINAR Fellows in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystems Science Announced

The Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR), led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center are pleased to announce the appointment of five CINAR Fellows in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystems Science: Daniel Cullen (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Gavin Fay (UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology),…

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New study takes comprehensive look at marine pollution

Paper finds ocean pollution is a complex mix of chemicals and materials, primarily land-based in origin, with far-reaching consequences for environmental and human health, but there are options available for world leaders   For centuries, the ocean has been viewed as an inexhaustible receptacle for the byproducts of human activity. Today, marine pollution is widespread…

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Epic Arctic Mission Ends

An epic mission ended as the German icebreaker Polarstern returned home Oct. 12, 2020, after being frozen near the top of the world for nearly a year to study all aspects of the Arctic system.

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WHOI-NOAA partnership tackles critical gap in climate knowledge

Remote technologies, machine learning will improve simulations of polar ice melt and implications for the global climate Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program to develop machine learning tools to improve estimates of air-sea heat…

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WHOI receives NOAA awards to study, predict harmful algal blooms

Projects will help enhance monitoring and determine socioeconomic impacts of blooms nationwide Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were recently named in a list of 17 new research projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve the nation’s collective response to the growing problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs). The…

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OSU Assumes Cyberinfrastructure Responsibility for OOI

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Oregon State University (OSU) jointly announced that OSU will assume responsibilities for the systems management of the cyberinfrastructure that makes data transmission for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) possible through September of 2023.

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