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Oceanus Magazine

From Northern California to Ocean Engineer

December 12, 2022

OOI engineer Irene Duran’s life took her from a dry, hot California town to a career where preparing for inclement weather is part of the job

Sargassum serendipity

December 2, 2022

A surprise find connects MIT students working on solutions for a harmful algal bloom in the Caribbean

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When will Antarctica’s ice cliffs come crashing down?

November 16, 2022

Researchers challenge their own assumptions to improve sea-level rise predictions

Living on the edge

Living on the edge

November 3, 2022

Science faces off with an increasingly volatile coast

5 essential ocean-climate technologies

October 12, 2022

In the race to find solutions to our climate crisis, these marine tools help us get the data to make informed decisions

News Releases

Researchers improve satellite surveillance of emperor penguins

May 29, 2024

New method will provide accurate counts and breeding success of the threatened species in the light of climate change

Sargassum Patch

Study Clearly Identifies Nutrients as a Driver of the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

October 11, 2023

Findings could lead to locating nutrient sources and providing management options

El Gordo hydrothermal chimney

WHOI tapped by NSF to lead OOI Program Management for an Additional Five Years

September 21, 2023

The OOI collects and serves measurements from more than 900 autonomous instruments on the seafloor and on moored and free-swimming platforms.

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC)

A new framework for oceanographic research

August 24, 2023

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC) framework “enables remote participants to conduct shipboard operations and control robotic manipulators.

Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

March 29, 2023

Opportunistic sampling shows geographic scope of distribution, offer some of the first sampling opportunities

News & Insights

A robot lives in this Antarctic penguin colony. It’s trying to save them

May 6, 2022

Fisherman strengthen science

January 27, 2022

Fishing community and OOI scientists unite to study how the ocean is changing & what it means for global fishing industries

WHOI builds bridges with Arctic Indigenous communities

February 10, 2021

NSF program fosters collaboration between indigenous communities and traditional scientists, allowing WHOI’s autonomous vehicles to shed light on a changing Arctic

WHOI-assisted study finds ocean dumping of DDT waste was “sloppy”

October 29, 2020

An investigative report this week in the LA Times features the work of WHOI’s marine geochemistry lab in identifying the discarded barrels and analyzing samples from the discovery.

DUNEX Pilot Program map allows you to explore an intensive coastal study

July 6, 2020

DUNEX is a multi-agency, academic and stakeholder collaborative community experiment to study nearshore processes during coastal storms. Use this ArcGIS map to learn more about all the project sites along the North Carolina coastline.