• Feb. 28, 2016
    By understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change we can better make the case for securing protection and restoration resources....
  • Feb. 25, 2016
    Sailing history is rife with tales of monster-sized rogue waves — huge, towering walls of water that seemingly rise up from nothing to dwarf, then deluge, vessel and crew. Rogue waves can measure...
  • Jan. 2, 2016
    A joyride. A cruise. A flight to your next vacation or a drive to see your family. Or just simply getting from point A to point B. Whatever the reason, there are few people who don’t appreciate a...
  • May. 5, 2015
    Detailed new field studies, laboratory experiments, and simulations of the largest known “internal waves” in the Earth’s oceans — phenomena that play a key role in mixing ocean waters, greatly...
  • Feb. 26, 2015
    The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms — as small as a...
  • Feb. 3, 2015
    Acoustic-gravity waves — a special type of sound wave that can cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound — can be generated by underwater earthquakes, explosions, and landslides, as well as by...
  • Oct. 1, 2014
    MechE alumna Grace Young ’14 has experienced something that few people in the world ever will: life underwater. As part of Mission 31, a project led by Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of legendary...
  • Sep. 26, 2014
    Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
      Professor Sapsis’ research focuses on the area of stochastic dynamical systems in ocean engineering, including uncertainty quantification of turbulent fluid flows, passive protection configurations...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Mission TULiP: A Robotic Pursuit on the Charles River By Genevieve Wanucha, Oceans at MIT One of Hover Group’s kayaks gets adjusted.   If you take a stroll past the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Memorial...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    New Methods and Software Can Predict Optimal Paths for Automated Underwater Vehicles By David Chandler, MIT News Office Pierre Lermusiaux Photo credit: M. Scott Brauer   Sometimes the fastest...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Large-Scale Tests in the Lab and the South China Sea Reveal the Origins of Underwater Waves that Can Tower Hundreds of Feet By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Their effect on the surface of the ...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    The Sherlock Holmes of the Seas by Alissa Mallinson   Professor Emeritus Jerome Milgram Photo courtesy of the MIT Museum He refers to himself as a seagoing Sherlock Holmes. Known for many things,...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Engineering and the Ocean Environment: Challenge and Opportunity by Alissa Mallinson       Vast and seemingly impenetrable, the ocean inspires endless fascination. It is the topic of countless tales...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself,” wrote English adventurer Sir Walter...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the...
  • Dec. 3, 2013
    Four MIT seniors — Kate Koch, Colleen Loynachan, Kirin Sinha, and Grace Young — are among 34 new winners nationwide of prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support two years of graduate study in...
  • Oct. 7, 2013
    If you take a stroll past the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Memorial Drive, you may see, among the usual glut of sailboats on the Charles River, two red child-sized kayaks riding the waves. Instead of the...
  • Aug. 29, 2013
    Two sailboats raced through a foggy San Francisco Bay this week, dueling for a chance to race against the defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA. In the end, Emirates Team New...
  • Aug. 14, 2013
    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class of destroyers consists of 62 active vessels that collectively carry 20,000 personnel and burn 4.4 million barrels of fuel each year. Since the first hull...

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