Students

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Student Jessica Dabrowski with MIT EAPS graduate student Mukund Gupta, getting ready for on-deck sampling work in the Arctic.

Tracking Radium in the Arctic

April 19, 2019

Jessica Dabrowski is an ocean chemist and a second-year graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied…

Gliders Reveal Tango Between Hurricanes and the Gulf Stream

Gliders Reveal Tango Between Hurricanes and the Gulf Stream

January 9, 2019

Spray gliders cruising from Miami to Woods Hole are collecting ocean measurement data that hurricane forecast modelers can use to improve storm intensity forecasts.

The Secret Tuna Nursery

The Secret Tuna Nursery

November 20, 2018

WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers combine expertise to reveal a place in the ocean where some tuna are born.

How Do Corals Build Their Skeletons?

How Do Corals Build Their Skeletons?

November 12, 2018

WHOI scientists discovered precisely how ocean acidification affects coral skeletons’ a factor that will help scientists predict how corals throughout the world will fare as the oceans become more acidic.

On (and Below) the Waterfront

On (and Below) the Waterfront

November 5, 2018

The expansion of the New York metropolitan area’s harbor over the decades has led to big but hidden changes in tidal flows that have environmental impacts.

The Living Breathing Ocean

The Living Breathing Ocean

October 31, 2018

Rainforests have been dubbed the Earth’s lung, but like us, our planet has two lungs. The second one is the ocean.

Mysteries of the Red Sea

Mysteries of the Red Sea

October 25, 2018

The Red Sea also has several characteristics not seen in other oceans: extremely warm temperatures, high evaporation rates, odd circulation patterns, and a rare current that sometimes disappears in winter.

A Lobster Trap for Microbes

A Lobster Trap for Microbes

October 22, 2018

What if you wanted to observe what microbes in the ocean are doing? First, you lure them into your field of view.

Searching for ‘Super Reefs’

Searching for ‘Super Reefs’

October 15, 2018

Some corals are less vulnerable to ocean acidification. Can the offspring from these more resilient corals travel to other reefs to help sustain more vulnerable coral populations there?

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Marks 50th Year

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Marks 50th Year

October 11, 2018

In 1968, two esteemed scientific institutions launched an unorthodox academic experiment: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Engineering. This year, it celebrated its golden anniversary.