Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been selected by the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF) for phase one of a two-part Convergence Accelerator Program, a $21 million investment to advance use-inspired solutions addressing national-scale societal challenges. WHOI is one of sixteen teams across the US chosen to participate in Track E: The Networked Blue Economy, which aims to create a smart, integrated, connected, and open ecosystem for ocean innovation, exploration, and sustainable utilization.Read More
Greg Breed, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/91397884776 Meeting…Read More
Join four leading ocean explorers and advocates for a live conversation about pushing boundaries and seeking solutions to the Earth’s most pressing problems—deep in the ocean’s twilight zone.Read More
The live conversation will feature insights into pushing the boundaries of discovery and seeking solutions to Earth’s most pressing problems, deep in the ocean’s twilight zone.
″ Illuminating the Abyss ” will take place on Tuesday, September 21, at 7:30 PM ET. The event will be hosted by renowned ocean research organization Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and moderated by climate reporter and author Tatiana Schlossberg.
Daniel Duane, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/j/97646770849Read More
Vertical Migration by artist group SUPERFLEX will be projected onto the facade of the United Nations’ 505-foot tower in New York, on 21-24 September 2021, coinciding with the 76th General Assembly and Climate Week NYC. The projection seeks to draw global attention to the critical role of the ocean in global climate, a primary focus of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Ocean Twilight Zone Project.Read More
A new study led by Carolyn Tepolt, an associate scientist of biology at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is investigating the adaptive mechanisms of the green crab along the west coast of North America, where it has shown extensive dispersal in the last decade despite minimal genetic diversity.Read More
Cassandra Brooks, University of Colorado, Boulder Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/96893245917 Meeting…Read More
Some coral communities are becoming more heat tolerant as ocean temperatures rise, offering hope for corals in a changing climate. After a series of marine heatwaves hit the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) in the central Pacific Ocean, a new study finds the impact of heat stress on the coral communities lessened over time.Read More
Lonati’s methodology involves looking for whales, then hovering the university’s dual-gimbal DJI Matrice 210 V2 drone over a whale when it surfaces, capturing high-resolution images using an RGB camera at 20m above the ocean surface, then descending to 10m to capture a reading of the whale’s internal body temperature via its blowhole using an infrared camera. It is worth noting that drones have been deployed by researchers before to gather information about whales.
“When we analyzed several other Low Sulfur Fuel Oils, we found some contained higher concentrations of toxic components than the oil discharged in the Mauritius spill, so more research will be needed before we can conclude that all the oil types within this new class pose less of a threat to marine ecosystems than heavy fuel oils.”
Nikki Traylor-Knowles, University of Miami Sponsored by: Reef Solutions Catalyst Group This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/99455286823…Read More
We might chuckle at the sight of penguins waddling over ice, but these flightless birds would put Olympic swimmers to shame. Learn more about emperor penguins, the largest penguin in the world and permanent residents of Antarctica.Read More
George Schaible, Montana State University Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/95595588500?pwd=dHZyKzJhcUxrcU5IYW9Ld2l4emtEUT09 Meeting ID:…Read More
Guilherme Salvador Vieira, Northeastern University Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97073458686?pwd=U01aa2FpRStyVzFFbEREeG9laUF6QT09 Meeting…Read More
Jordan Pitt, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Zoom link: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94122732384?pwd=ZEhqZXZyeDdhMXVVR3d1dmFkYmZIQT09Read More
To help mitigate the impacts of illegal fishing off the Sicilian coast, a WHOI scientist and his collaborators are attaching acoustic tags to drift nets so sperm whales can be located and tracked for disentanglement crews.Read More
Jane Bradford Weinstock, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Zoom link: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94122732384?pwd=ZEhqZXZyeDdhMXVVR3d1dmFkYmZIQT09Read More
Julia Diaz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94496409234Read More