Mr. Dalio was thinking of buying the Alucia when a team of WHOI experts used the vessel and an undersea robot to find the shattered remains of Air France Flight 447, which in 2009 had vanished over the South Atlantic with 228 passengers. Other search teams had failed, and Mr. Dalio saw the 2011 success as an indication of the field’s exploratory promise.
One of the most enduring questions humans have been asking for millennia is, “Are we alone in the Universe?” Now, we may have the opportunity to answer that question within the lifetime of the current human generation.Read More
WHOI biologist Tim Shank joins NOAA Fisheries, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, the National Ocean Service, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) to study the ecological diversity and economic value laden in the 90 underwater canyons along the northeast U.S. continental shelfRead More
Lucy Tweed, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Event address for attendees: https://whoi.webex.com/whoi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5edac5c2b84d7341df236f448ac75745 If…Read More
Ying-Tsong Lin, WHOI Sponsored by: AOP&E This will be held virtually. Please Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83662085615?pwd=L3A1SWZKQmNBeVQwTEVoeVhWZTQ5Zz09 Meeting ID: 836 6208 5615 Passcode:…Read More
Elizabeth J. Wallace, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office REGISTRATION: Register in advance for this meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoc-mopzIoHN3v1nist6sB-nyfiPc2aFTU After…Read More
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.
A virtual journey hosted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean into the submarine canyons off the U.S. East Coast and how they play an important role in a healthy marine ecosystem in a critical part of U.S. territorial waters.Read More
A team of WHOI researchers and colleagues use a decision-making robot to explore Kolumbo volcano—an ancient submarine volcano sitting 500 meters below the surface off Greece’s Santorini Island in the Aegean Sea. The expedition was part of a NASA-funded program that will attempt to answer a number of key questions: What can the organisms living in the extremes of this dark and chemical-laden underworld tell us about life on Earth and beyond?Read More
Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Event address for attendees: https://whoi.webex.com/whoi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea27fc8938de084427561c28be53319b5Read More
Without a mix of long-term cuts in emissions and short-term innovation, there’s a not-so-far-off future where coral reefs as we know them simply cease to exist, says Anne Cohen, a coral expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Jaime Barnes, The University of Texas at Austin Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually via Webex: https://whoi.webex.com/whoi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee408a1a3fb5877f8b18c149977c40e4d…Read More
Dana Wusinich-Mendez, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Sponsored by: NOAA To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2586095735301690123Read More
Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and colleagues reveal how microorganisms could survive in rocks nestled thousands of feet beneath the ocean floor in the lower oceanic crust.Read More
Frieder Klein, WHOI Sponsored by: The Fluid UndergroundRead More
Jason Chaytor, USGS Sponsored by: AOP&E DepartmentRead More
Tim Eglinton, ETH Zürich Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More
In January and February 2020, scientists on R/V Atlantis explored hydrothermal vents on the Cayman Rise. They used the remotely operated vehicle Jason to get an up-close view of the vents and life around them. The vents lie on a seismically active part of the seafloor known as a mid-ocean ridge. Deep-sea shrimp swarm the vents, feeding on microbes that live on chemicals flowing from the vents. While they were there, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck just 100 miles away. Scientists will now be able to study how seismic activity affects hydrothermal vents and the life around them.Read More
The newly upgraded Nereid Under Ice, a hybrid remotely operated vehicle, is deployed from the Norwegian Icebreaker KronPrins Haakon to conduct its first deep ocean dives to 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet) along the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean.Read More
On September 19th, the research vessel, Kronprins Haakon, departed Longyearbyen, Svalbard headed toward the Aurora hydrothermal vent field, located along the Gakkel Ridge some 4000 meters below the arctic ice.
WHOI’s new deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle moves one step closer to exploring the hadal zone—the deepest region of the ocean—to search for new clues about the limits of life on Earth, and possibly beyond.Read More
WHOI biologist Stace Beaulieu forgets all bodily needs when chasing creatures in her tiny submarine.