PAOC Spotlights

Lab shutdowns enable speedier investigation of coral disease

Microbiologists make big strides studying Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease from home

Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

Instrument may help scientists assess the ocean’s response to climate change.

Novel tool sheds light on coral reef erosion

"UTube" wave abrasion simulator could aid coastal planning in low-lying Marshall Islands

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

MIT panel discussion explores best practices

A rapidly changing Arctic

Shelf sediments, freshwater runoff from rivers brings more carbon, nutrients to North Pole, study co-authored by MIT and MIT-WHOI researchers finds.

Staring into the vortex

MIT and EAPS members, affiiates and alumni are recognized for original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, and service to astron...

MIT-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network

Oxygen lost and found

Oxygen production and consumption influences the chemistry of the planet, as well as its climate. One process is often overlooked when considering oxygen budgets, but appears to be "pervasive across marine microbial systems."

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Study finds Earth’s oceans contain just the right amount of iron; adding more may not improve their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

Brainstorming energy-saving hacks on Satori, MIT’s new supercomputer

Three-day hackathon explores methods for making artificial intelligence faster and more sustainable.

Exploring phytoplankton diversity

In a new paper, MIT-CBIOMES investigator Stephanie Dutkiewicz and collaborators use the Darwin ecosystem model to develop theories seeking to explain and predict phytoplankton biogeography.

Brian Green and Tom Beucler Receive the Rossby Award 2018-2019

The prize is given for the best PhD thesis done the preceding year within the EAPS Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.

The BBVA Foundation Awards Kerry Emanuel the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

Emanuel’s research has provided fundamental contributions to understanding of tropical cyclones and how they are affected by climate change.

How Microbes Reflect the Health of Coral Reefs

Microorganisms play important roles in the health and protection of coral reefs, yet exploring these connections can be difficult due to the lack of unspoiled reef systems throughout the global ocean.

WHOI-Engineered DISCO Allows Scientists to Measure Highly Reactive Superoxide on Coral Reefs

Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) successfully conceived and tested a portable device, DISCO, that performed the first in situ measurements of a highly reactive type of oxygen, known as superoxide, which may play an integral ...

Synthetic Biology: A New Tool to Tackle Climate Change?

On December 3 and 4, Boston University convened a workshop exploring how synthetic biology—the engineering of genetic “circuits” in living cells and organisms to enable them to perform specified tasks—can help address climate change.

Assessing changes and risks to the oceans, land and atmosphere

MIT Joint Program researchers to present latest findings at AGU Fall Meeting

Historical Climate Models Accurately Projected Global Warming

New research from MIT EAPS scientists explores the accuracy of models’ climate physics and their relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and temperature rise.

Whales May Owe Their Efficient Digestion to Millions of Tiny Microbes

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Henry Holm coauthors study showing how whales are able to break down high-energy molecules in their food that other animals have difficulty with.

Red Sea ‘Hotspot’ Study Reveals Behaviors of Whale Sharks

MIT-WHOI JP graduate student Camrin D. Braun PhD '19 coauthors study tracks aggregation behaviors of whale sharks, an endangered species, in the Red Sea.

Relating Marine Picoplankton Cell Size and Metabolism

CBIOMES and EAPS postdoctoral fellow John Casey is a microbial oceanographer, who combines observations, experimental approaches, and computational methods to better understand the diversity of metabolic and physiological designs that influence bioge...

Oceanographic Instrument Development, a First Step to Exploring the Unexplored

MIT-WHOI graduate student Kalina Grabb describes what it's like to design and test the first submersible instrument able to measure superoxide within shallow water aquatic environments affecting coral reefs, algal blooms, and deep-sea processes.

Renewable Energy and Carbon Pricing Policies

State-level adoption saves money and lives.

A Focus on Fronts

Chris Follett, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Postdoctoral Fellow and CBIOMES member, is working closely with other project investigators as he seeks to unify data and models through biogeography.