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.Read More
Researchers at WHOI were awarded a $500,000 grant from the NOAA Climate Observations and Monitoring program to develop machine learning tools to improve estimates of air-sea heat exchange in the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas.
Jacob Forsyth, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs This will be held virtually. Click here to register or use…Read More
Like many coastal communities, Woods Hole, located on Cape Cod, faces an uncertain future. Rising sea level and the potential for increased frequency and intensity of storms present significant long-term threats. Woods Hole is home to world-leading marine science institutions performing critical research from shore-based facilities that enable access to the sea and yet, ironically, are vulnerable to the same climate change impacts that are the subject of study.Read More
Alyssa Atwood, Florida State University Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83293409154?pwd=UmJjblkyN1NZUldOUUUwNHN4TjF1Zz09 Meeting…Read More
While it was valuable data for the team of marine fisheries scientists, the Center for Coastal Studies and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution that were trying to solve the mystery of The Blob, it also told fishermen when oxygen levels were low and it was time to move to another spot.
Three world-renowned science institutions in Woods Hole are preparing their ocean-front facilities for the threats of climate change and will soon release an adaptation plan.
The research team reports that their new models with the added ice melt information reveal important interacting processes and demonstrate a need to accurately account for meltwater input from ice sheets in order to make confident climate predictions.Read More
Researchers investigate dust from the ocean’s farthest point from land to reconstruct the climactic history of the Southern Hemisphere, and understand how micronutrients have influenced biological productivity in this oceanic desert.Read More
Coastal cities lie at the intersection of many issues—ocean and climate, ecosystems and human infrastructure, and a rapidly growing population on a constantly changing landscape between land and sea. Our safety, economic security, and cultural growth depend on us learning how to live more wisely in this complex landscape. Sea-level rise and other fundamental changes are already reshaping coastal cities around the globe. Whether this evolution is incremental or, in the case of hurricanes, present dramatic and often wholesale change, we will need multidisciplinary, collaborative solutions, that focus on supporting communities through uncertain times.Read More
In a new climate modeling study that looked at the impacts of accelerated ice melt from the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) on future climate, a team of climate scientists reports that future ice-sheet melt is expected to have significant effects on global climate.
Catherine Walker, WHOI Sponsored by: G&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/96106225687 Meeting ID: 961 0622…Read More
Like many coastal communities, Woods Hole, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, faces an uncertain future. Rising sea level and the…Read More
A new paper published in the journal Science of the Total Environment from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) puts an economic value on the benefit of research to improve knowledge of the biological carbon pump and reduce the uncertainty of ocean carbon sequestration estimates.
Jacob Buffo, Dartmouth Sponsored by: AOP&E This will be held virtually. Please Join: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94850236990?pwd=akJrTDFBeDJYakhOdVc2c1hDWVdYQT09 Meeting ID: 948 5023 6990 Passcode:…Read More
M. Jeffrey Mei, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. To register, please visit:…Read More
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Glen Gawarkiewicz, an oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, about why the ocean temperatures are warming as well as what it means for ocean life and weather patterns.
Warm waters are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the Eastern Seaboard. Glen Gawarkiewicz, an oceanographer at WHOI, describes Gulf Stream fish being caught off Block Island, R.I., in January 2017 and increases in the “rate and amount” of species like mahi-mahi passing through.
Gabriela Serrato Marks, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. Register in advance for…Read More
Permafrost has been frozen for far longer than humans have been on the planet. That’s a good thing because permafrost contains over a trillion metric tons of organic carbon deposited by generations of plants, and all that carbon remains locked up when it’s frozen. “But now, because of human activity, it’s starting to thaw,” said Collin P. Ward, an aquatic geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass. “The big concern here is what’s going to happen to all of that organic carbon.”