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Sea Ahead

the sea ahead

Once upon a time, ocean scientists hung up cans on up a tree on Bikini Atoll to measure wave height in the Marshall Islands during nuclear weapons testing. Today, ocean technologies and data harvesting are heading somewhere big, from swarming bots, to more autonomous submersibles, and the miniaturization of ocean sensors

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Teaming up for right whales

whale and glider

Researchers from WHOI and NOAA combine underwater gliders with passive acoustic detection technology to help protect endangered species from lethal ship strikes and noise from offshore wind construction

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USA: Twelve Offshore Wind R&D Projects Selected for Funding

Offshore Engineer

The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) has selected twelve projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.

WHOI researchers head back to sea after “pause” in research expeditions

OOI

After ten weeks of preparation, nine science team members from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will depart on the R/V Neil Armstrong from Woods Hole, MA on Sunday 7 June 2020 for an 11-day expedition to service the Pioneer Array, a collection of ocean observing equipment off the New England coast, 55 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.

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WHOI Study: Fishing Restrictions Could Benefit Lobster Fisherman

CapeCod.com

Researchers at MIT, WHOI and colleagues announced the first successful trials of their new “TRAPS” system, a system they hope will provide faster, more accurate insights into the floating locations of missing objects and people by identifying the watery “traps” into which they’re likely to be attracted.

Exploring Deepwater Ecosystems with eDNA

Between September 23-27, 2019, a team of ocean scientists and engineers from WHOI and Lehigh University used NOAA research vessel Manta and the newly developed autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Mesobot to collect environmental DNA (eDNA) in order to explore the biodiversity of deepwater ecosystems near Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

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Mathematics can save lives at sea

Phys.org

In collaboration with a team of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, a group of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the U.S. Coast Guard, the ETH team tested their new, TRAP-based search algorithm in two separate ocean experiments near Martha’s Vineyard near the north-eastern coast of the United States.

Extreme Ocean Machines – virtual event recording

Darkness, crushing pressures, and freezing temperatures. These are just a few of the challenges of exploring our extreme ocean world. Join guest host James Cameron, renowned ocean explorer and filmmaker, for a conversation about the revolutionary technologies that are empowering new generations of explorers, scientists, and storytellers on the high seas. Recorded May 20, 2020.

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Marine Robotics – James Cameron

Darkness, crushing pressures, and freezing temperatures. These are just a few of the challenges of exploring our extreme ocean world. Join guest host James Cameron, renowned ocean explorer and filmmaker, for a conversation about the revolutionary technologies that are empowering new generations of explorers, scientists, and storytellers on the high seas.

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