Oceanography and ocean engineering
Wind power — even without the wind
April 25, 2013Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.
Demystifying the Cretaceous hothouse
March 20, 2013MIT researchers crack longstanding paradox in climate science
Bringing life to computer models of marine microbes
February 19, 2013Biogeochemical modeler Mick Follows named tenured associate professor in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Chisholm, Langer receive nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
February 4, 2013President Obama presented the two MIT professors with the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Friday.
Tackling a global warming conundrum
January 11, 2013MIT professor and colleagues address major issue in climate science: greenhouse gases versus aerosols.
3 Questions: Engineering hurricane barriers of the future
December 4, 2012Oceans at MIT interviews MIT's Chiang C. Mei about the possibility of protecting East Coast cities from future storms.
Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators
December 4, 2012Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards given to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology.
Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
November 21, 2012Discovery of feedback between sea ice and ocean improves Arctic ice extent forecast.
Three awards for MIT research in anthropology, economics and political science
November 9, 2012Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research Prize; Petersen wins Distinguished Book Award; Helmreich wins Rachel Carson Prize.
Nominations open for Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
November 1, 2012Deadline for submissions is Nov. 29.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 25, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.
Autonomous robot scans ship hulls for mines
July 17, 2012Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures.
Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line
March 8, 2012New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.
Where the wind blows
October 25, 2011How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production?
Nominations now open for Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
October 20, 2011Submission deadline for applicants to the two-year, $25,000 chair is Nov. 16.
Said and Done for September 2011
September 15, 2011The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest
Boston Harbor Islands environmental monitoring effort aided by MIT Sea Grant interns
September 9, 2011Elledge and Matthews collect and contribute to larger effort to observe and define changes on the islands' shores.
Nominations being accepted for undergraduate marine research award
April 15, 2011Applications due May 20