Harbor seal with prominent whiskers
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Heather Beem (PhD ’15 MechE) | Seal-whisker-inspired sensing

Inspired by the ability of seals to detect flow features and other underwater information through their whiskers, Dr. Heather Beem (PhD ’15) has designed a sensor that could be used by underwater robots to collect data on hydrothermal events…
Two large oysters held in someones hands
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MIT Sea Grant funded researchers building sensors to detect pathogens and ensure healthy oyster farming

MIT Sea Grant funded researchers are building a sensor to detect when bacteria that live on oysters become pathogenic and can cause illness in humans, informing aquaculture operations, production planning, and management. The relevance of…
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“Digital Ocean” Development through Geospatial Data Visualization

MIT Sea Grant Coastal Resources Program Geospatial Data Analysis and Visualization System Development MIT Sea Grant is developing the “Digital Ocean”, a marine data storage, analysis, and visualization system for use by scientists, resource…