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AUV Sentry submerges. Photo by Luis Lamar © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

How does Sentry know where it is?

January 25, 2023

Sentry has acquired some new smarts, in the form of terrain relative navigation software developed by engineers at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) and adapted by the Sentry Team, which enable the vehicle to course correct as it goes,…

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

News Releases

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution honored with IEEE Milestone for Technical Innovation and Excellence

October 27, 2022

HOV Alvin recognized as one of world’s most important deep-sea scientific instruments

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives Seagriculture Innovation Awards

October 5, 2022

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)-led teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects, presented at the first annual Seagriculture Conference USA 2022 in Portland, Maine.

Human-occupied vehicle Alvin successfully completes science verification

August 23, 2022

After three weeks in the Puerto Rico trench and Mid Cayman Rise, Alvin is certified to return to research with its new max depth of ~4 miles

Human-occupied submersible Alvin makes historic dive

July 21, 2022

World’s most successful research submersible reaches 6,453 meters, its deepest dive ever Woods Hole, MA – Today, the human-occupied submersible Alvin made history when it successfully reached a depth of 6,453 meters (nearly 4 miles) in the Puerto Rico Trench,…

Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

May 26, 2022

This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth’s lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economically important mineral ore deposits form, according to a new paper led by authors from the Woods…

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