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Four MIT Sea Grant Students Place in MIT MechE De Florez Award Competition

The MIT Mechanical Engineering De Florez Award Competition honors students demonstrating "Outstanding Ingenuity and Creative Judgment" in areas that utilize mechanical engineering knowledge or practice. Four MIT Sea Grant UROP (Undergraduate…
Cover of special Sea Grant issue of Oceanography
MIT Sea Grant students Santiago Borrego and Unyime Usua hold oyster shells.
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Advancing technology for aquaculture: MIT Sea Grant students apply machine learning to support local aquaculture hatchery

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, aquaculture in the United States represents a $1.5 billion industry annually. Like land-based farming, shellfish aquaculture requires healthy seed production in order to maintain…
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Welcoming MIT Assistant Professor Aristide Gumyusenge as 2024 Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization

MIT Sea Grant welcomes MIT Assistant Professor Aristide Gumyusenge from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) as a 2024 Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization. Assistant Professor Gumyusenge was nominated by MIT DMSE…
The view down Island End River, which marks the boundary between Chelsea and Everett.
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Coastal Resilience Efforts Cross City Lines at Island End River in Chelsea and Everett (Bay State Banner)

Avery Bleichfeld (Bay State Banner) As a low-lying coastal city, Boston is at heightened risk for coastal flooding. To examine the challenges and opportunities of coastal resilience efforts, the Banner is digging into three sites along…
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Mapping Blue Carbon: New Report Highlights Coastal Ecosystem Benefits

>>EPA Report: “Blue Carbon Reservoirs from Maine to Long Island NY” Healthy coastal habitats are not only important for Massachusetts’ seafood industry and broader Blue Economy, but also play a critical role in a less visible…
Young student operates an underwater robot in a tank
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Join MIT Sea Grant at the Cambridge Science Festival Sept. 26 + Oct. 1

The Cambridge Science Festival Guide is now live! MIT Sea Grant will be hosting activities and tours September 26 and October 1, along with dozens of other groups and organizations. >>View the full Festival Guide 9/26: Sea Life and…
15 JWAFS 2023 Seed Grant recipients
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J-WAFS Announces 2023 Seed Grant Recipients | Aquaculture Funded Project

Maria Paula Acosta Bello/MIT News | Today, the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) announced its ninth round of seed grants to support innovative research projects at MIT. The grants are designed to fund research efforts…
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Survey: Share your input with Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel by Nov. 18

The Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel (NEANS Panel, NortheastANS.org) would like to hear from you about your work and involvement with marine invasive species. The Panel, including MIT Sea Grant research scientist Carolina Bastidas, is…
Dr. Juliet Simpson holds sediment core on a boat in Massachusetts.
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New Paper Explores Eelgrass Carbon Storage and Wave Intensity in Nahant

A paper published in Science of the Total Environment shows how carbon rates in a Nahant seagrass meadow correlate with wave intensity A team of researchers from the Environmental Protection Agency, Boston University, MIT, and others including…