A map from the new marine debris visualization interface
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New Marine Debris Visualization Interface

MIT Sea Grant has developed a new marine debris visualization interface with interactive tools for exploring the flow of debris from land to ocean. This new interface is a product of the project, "Massachusetts Marine Debris From Source…
A young person showing the floating structure they built in a tank of water
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August 3: Floating Wetland LEAP Lab with MIT Sea Grant + Charles River Conservancy

Floating Wetland LEAP Lab Saturday, August 3, 2024 11AM-12PM, followed by a walking tour to the Floating Wetland Kendall/MIT Open Space (292 Main St. Cambridge, MA) Register here (free + family friendly) Join MIT Sea Grant, the Charles…
Unyime Usua and Santiago Borrego stand in front of MIT Sea Grant
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Two Students Win 2024 Dean A. Horn Award

Unyime Usua and Santiago Borrego win 2024 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research MIT Sea Grant is happy to announce the winners of the 2024 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research. This year’s…
River herring migrating up a river (Photo: Tim Briggs)
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River Herring Machine Learning Monitoring Systems

MIT Sea Grant Assistant Director, Advisory Services Robert Vincent and a team from the Institute for Experiential Robotics at Northeastern University – Anuj Shrivatsav Srikanth, Saicharan Thirandas, Dhanush Adithya Balamuguran, Anurag…
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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…
Aristide Gumyusenge headshot
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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…
A drawing of the artificial reef structures just off of a coast with houses.
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Artificial Reef Designed by MIT Engineers to Protect Marine Life, Reduce Storm Damage

Artificial reef designed by MIT engineers could protect marine life, reduce storm damage The sustainable and cost-saving structure could dissipate more than 95 percent of incoming wave energy using a small fraction of the material…