Oceanography and ocean engineering

Technique spots warning signs of extreme events Many extreme events — from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an  instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife ...
Scientists prepare to depart on the RRS Discovery ahead of the COMICS expedition To find out more about the COMICS project visit the website www.comics.ac.uk
Preparations for the first COMICS expedition To find out more about the COMICS project please visit www.comics.ac.uk
Glider technology for the GOCART Project Dr Stephanie Henson explains the #oceanrobot technology that will be used as part of the GOCART (Gauging Ocean organic Carbon fluxes using Autonomous Robotic Technologies) project.
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For the love of ice: Journeys to the remote and inhospitable Ice has always been fascinating to Alison Criscitiello PhD '14.
“I had a science teacher who did a short unit on glaciers … I couldn’t believe they were real,” she ...
NOC's Dr Jo Hopkins - 1st Changing Arctic Ocean expedition More than 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes joined forces on board the RRS James Clark Ross to investigate the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice ...
Tide and Time exhibition - history of tidal science in Liverpool This film is part of the Tide and Time exhibition at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. The exhibition showcases two tidal prediction machines - the Roberts-Lege and the Doodson-Lege. ...
GHGSS17 Take a trek with the Greenhouse Gas Summer School as they go river sampling along Beaulieu Rive r- 9 August 2017.
Six from MIT awarded 2017 Fulbright grants Three MIT graduate students and three recent alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct independent research projects overseas during the coming academic year. In addition, a ...
Phytoplankton and chips Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric carbon dioxide and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breathe, yet there is much about them scientists still don’t ...
Understanding tropical rainfall The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), also known as the doldrums, is one of the dramatic features of Earth’s climate system. Prominent enough to be seen from space, the ITCZ appears ...
Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon If there is anywhere for carbon dioxide to disappear in large quantities from the atmosphere, it is into the Earth’s oceans. There, huge populations of plankton can soak up carbon ...
Batteries that “drink” seawater could power long-range underwater vehicles The long range of airborne drones helps them perform critical tasks in the skies. Now MIT spinout Open Water Power (OWP) aims to greatly improve the range of unpiloted underwater ...
High-speed images capture archer fish’s rocket-like launch The archer fish is arguably the ninja of the aquatic world, known for its stealth-like, arrow-straight aim while shooting down unsuspecting prey. Once the fish has sighted its target, it ...
Underwater mountains help ocean water rise from abyss At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean’s surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense that they sink a few thousand ...
New study sets oxygen-breathing limit for ocean’s hardiest organisms Around the world, wide swaths of open ocean are nearly depleted of oxygen. Not quite dead zones, they are “oxygen minimum zones,” where a confluence of natural processes has led ...
Joern Callies and Jill McDermott win Carl-Gustaf Rossby Awards for PhD theses Joern Callies PhD '16 and Jill McDermott PhD '15 were recently honored with the the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award, given for the best PhD thesis completed within MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans ...
Ira Dyer, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 91 Ira Dyer, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 9 at the age of 91.
Dyer’s distinguished career, with a specialty in acoustics, spanned over ...
Raffaele Ferrari receives Cody Award in Ocean Sciences Raffaele Ferrari, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, has been selected to receive the ...

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