Sea Grant Program Management

PI: Chrys Chryssostomidis, MIT Sea Grant

Project Number:2010-M/PM-1

Start Date:2010-02-01End Date:2014-01-31

Proposal Summary

Objectives: The MIT Sea Grant College Program is responsible for Sea Grant’s activities in Massachusetts and works as senior partner in collaboration with the Sea Grant Institutional Program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Program Management objectives are to support the goals of the National Sea Grant College Program and those of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by deploying financial and human resources in appropriate endeavors throughout the Commonwealth. Program Management (PM-1) will support and guide MIT Sea Grant operations, strategic planning, and overall research direction, in keeping with the NSGO program strategies, goals and objectives.

Methodology: Broad policy and program directions are established by two advisory bodies working in concert with the Sea Grant Director. The State Advisory Council and the Sea Grant Faculty Committee meet twice a year, first to review preliminary proposals where projects are selected for recommendation for full write-up. At the second meeting, usually in December, The Joint Committee reviews research objectives, advisory themes, and overall strategy for the program for the coming year.

Rationale: MIT Sea Grant oversees multiple initiatives and activities connected to its overall mission. It is the locus for activities and personnel of the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory, a mutually beneficial collaboration. The Lab’s research staff and students stimulate and support many of our most important advisory and research efforts and, in turn, all visitors to MIT Sea Grant are exposed to the latest technological developments and deployments by the Lab.



6 / 29 / 2011 Deepsea oil and gas recovery: Designing robots that can help. (Three articles on MIT Sea Grant funded AUV research)
6 / 6 / 2011 Adam Doroski Wins 2011 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research
5 / 17 / 2011 Nominations for Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research due at MIT Sea Grant May 20.
5 / 17 / 2011 MIT Sea Grant AUV Lab's first vehicle, Sea Squirt, now on view at the MIT Museum as part of the MIT 150 Exhibit, through December, 2011.
4 / 15 / 2011 Nominations for the 2011 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research due May 20.
3 / 25 / 2011 MechE's Kripa Varanasi chosen for Doherty Professorship: funding to support research on nanoengineered surfaces for hydrate mitigation in subsea oil and gas operations

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