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Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum in July

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics (WHOI CMR) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum July 17 to 18 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The theme this year is “A Rising Tide” in the marine robotics space.  The marine robotics industry is growing, new companies are being created weekly and investors are waking to the opportunities in the ocean domain.

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New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals

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Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That algae, and other microbes within the bodies of corals, have been extensively studied—yet until now, researchers have largely ignored the microbial communities just outside of the coral colonies. A new study recently sampled the seawater surrounding

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Woods Hole Hires New Vice President of Research

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the deputy director and vice president for research of the institution. He will assume the office on Sept. 1, 2019. A geochemist whose research focuses on interpreting chemical records of climate change and volcanism in marine sediments, Murray joins WHOI from Boston University,

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Alvin Manned Submersible Makes its 5000th Dive

The Alvin manned submersible vehicle made its 5,000th dive during an expedition to the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California in November 2018, marking a milestone in a its 54 years of operation in ocean science. The submersible, which was officially commissioned June 5, 1964, has been used in a number of key discoveries and projects including the discovery

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Variation in Air Pressure Patterns Creates Extreme Ice Melt Conditions

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two existing climate patterns: the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) and the Atlantic multi-decadal

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