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Navigating beneath the Arctic ice

MIT News

A team of MIT engineers has developed a navigational method for autonomous vehicles to navigate accurately in the Arctic Ocean without GPS.

ADI teams on ocean innovation accelerator


The Ocean and Climate Innovation Accelerator (OCIA) consortium is funded with $3m over three years from ADI to develop new technologies to monitor climate change.

Got wrap? Initiative wants to recycle boat covers

Gloucester Daily Times

“This gives boat owners a place to drop off their plastic shrink wrap so it can be properly recycled,” said Sean Steinberg, Seaside Sustainability’s project manager for the initiative. “They can’t recycle it through regular curbside recycling and too often it ends up in landfills, where it’s burned. This is a much safer and more sustainable way.”

The Most Fascinating Facts About the Titanic

24/7 Wall St

April 15 will mark the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. It was among the worst maritime disasters in history.

Why Are Scientists Studying Coral’s Smell?

Smithsonian Magazine

All living things release volatile chemicals, and many species have adopted specific volatiles as communicative signals. Scientists have long studied their function in terrestrial organisms.

Ancient atmospheric oxygen sleuthing with ocean chromium

Currently, geoscientists and paleoceanographers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to add another use to that list: as a way to examine chemical shifts in ancient Earth’s oceans and atmosphere that are preserved in the seafloor’s paleorecord.

Warmer World Needs More Protected Habitat

The Good Men Project

With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.