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Scientists call for decade of concerted effort to improve understanding of the deep ocean

November 25, 2020

The deep ocean鈥攙ast expanses of water and seafloor more than 200 meters (660 feet) below the surface鈥攁re globally recognized as an important frontier of exploration and research. Despite the fact they account for nearly two-thirds of Earth鈥檚 surface area, however,…

WHOI President & Director Dr. Peter de Menocal Recognized as AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2020

Dr. Peter de Menocal, President and Director of 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution of has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Study reconstructs ancient storms to predict changes in a cyclone hotspot

November 16, 2020

Intense tropical cyclones are expected to become more frequent as climate change increases temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. But not every area will experience storms of the same magnitude

First Detailed Oil Sample Analysis Completed from Mauritius Oil Spill

October 29, 2020

When the Japanese bulk carrier MV聽Wakashio聽struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius on July 25, 2020, and began leaking fuel oil two weeks later, local residents and the international community sprang into action to protect the pristine habitats that fringe the Indian Ocean nation.

New multi-institutional grant will support a fleet of robotic floats

October 29, 2020

The National Science Foundation approved a $53 million grant to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.

Study Sheds Light on Critically Endangered Beluga Whale Population

October 28, 2020

A team of scientists from 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NOAA Fisheries are collaborating to help stem the decline of a critically endangered population of beluga whales in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.

Two New Studies Substantially Advance Understanding of Currents that Help Regulate Climate

October 26, 2020

Two studies shed new light on a critical driver of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and potential impacts of rising temperatures

Epic Arctic Mission Ends

October 12, 2020

An epic mission ended as the German icebreaker Polarstern returned home Oct. 12, 2020, after being frozen near the top of the world for nearly a year to study all aspects of the Arctic system.

WHOI-NOAA partnership tackles critical gap in climate knowledge

October 6, 2020

Remote technologies, machine learning will improve simulations of polar ice melt and implications for the global climate Researchers at 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration鈥檚 (NOAA) Climate Observations…

WHOI receives NOAA awards to study, predict harmful algal blooms

October 6, 2020

Projects will help enhance monitoring and determine socioeconomic impacts of blooms nationwide Researchers at 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were recently named in a list of 17 new research projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to…

OSU Assumes Cyberinfrastructure Responsibility for OOI

October 5, 2020

2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Oregon State University (OSU) jointly announced that OSU will assume responsibilities for the systems management of the cyberinfrastructure that makes data transmission for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) possible through September of 2023.

2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Corporation Members

October 5, 2020

The Board of Trustees of 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) elected today six new corporation members at its Fall Joint Meeting of the Board and Corporation.

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Expected to Affect Future Climate Change

September 25, 2020

The research team reports that their new models with the added ice melt information reveal important interacting processes and demonstrate a need to accurately account for meltwater input from ice sheets in order to make confident climate predictions.

Ningaloo Reef

Studies investigate marine heatwaves, shifting ocean currents

September 21, 2020

North America experienced a series of dangerous heatwaves during the summer of 2020, breaking records from coast to coast. In the ocean, extreme warming conditions are also becoming more frequent and intense.

The $500 billion question: what鈥檚 the value of studying the ocean鈥檚 biological carbon pump?

September 10, 2020

A new study puts an economic value on the benefit of research to improve knowledge of the biological carbon pump and reduce the uncertainty of ocean carbon sequestration estimates.

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Ocean acidification causing coral 鈥榦steoporosis’ on iconic reefs

August 27, 2020

Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals鈥 ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate its effect from that of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth. New research from the…

WHOI Announces D鈥橶orks Marine Technology Initiative for Massachusetts Startups and Entrepreneurs

August 26, 2020

Massachusetts has long been known as a center of invention and technical innovation and, more recently, has gained attention for its vibrant marine robotics startup community. Now startup companies, entrepreneurs, and others in the Commonwealth who work in the marine…

Florida Current is Weaker Now Than at Any Point in the Past Century

August 7, 2020

A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century鈥攖hat鈥檚 the conclusion of a new research paper in Nature Communications published on August 7. The study develops a method of tracking the strength of near-shore ocean…

New paper addresses the mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater

August 6, 2020

A new study in the journal Science addresses recent suggestions that treated wastewater from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant should be dumped in the ocean.

Benjamin Van Mooy

WHOI receives $2.7M from Simons Foundation to study nutrients, microbes that fuel ocean food web

July 23, 2020

The Simons Foundation has awarded 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists Dan Repeta and Benjamin Van Mooy two grants totaling $2.7 million to study key processes that help fuel the health of our ocean and planet. Repeta鈥檚 research will focus…