Keith Ellenbogen pulls a plankton tow in from the ocean onto the Boston whale watch boat
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Science in Action - Plankton tows during whalewatch cruises in Stellwagen Bank

MIT Sea Grant led a team of scientist conducting plankton tows during whalewatch cruises in Stellwagen Bank, collecting valuable data for oceanographic researchers and providing science education experiences for the general public. Each whale…
Michael Sacarny pointing to the Charles River map
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MIT Sea Grant river chart helps inform land-use planning near Charles River

MIT Sea Grant addresses balancing the needs of land development with loss of river use with regard to depth data in areas under consideration. Recently, there have been two groups proposing development of better walkways and parkland along…
Madeleine Hall-Arber on a fishing vessel as a graduate student
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MIT Sea Grant helps integrate New Bedford’s fishing heritage with the surrounding community

MIT Sea Grant helped launch the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center by securing grant funding and designing exhibits to connect the local community in New Bedford with their thriving commercial fishing port. Commercial fishing is a significant…
A dead fish floating on the surface of water
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MIT Sea Grant Beach Contamination Outreach

MIT Sea Grant worked with Massachusetts towns to increase outreach, awareness, and reduction of beach contamination. Bacterial contamination from two Massachusetts towns, Lynn and Swampscott, discharges from a single outfall onto King’s…
Two hands tying knots in fishing line
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MIT Sea Grant Coastal Program increases literacy and workforce development in fisheries and coastal resources

The MIT Sea Grant Coastal Resources Program trained and educated nine interns and 1,655 students, teachers, citizen scientists, volunteers, and public groups in fisheries management, coastal ecology, and ecosystem services. MIT Sea Grant…
Drone used for coastal erosion mapping
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Student Bridges Sky & Sea through Coastal Erosion Drone Mapping

Matt Mullin, a rising senior at American University, spent his summer conducting coastal erosion research with drone technology. His project, funded by the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium and taking place at MIT Sea Grant, will act as a…
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Wastewater Treatment with the Mass Water Resource Authority

MIT Sea Grant researchers and engineers partnered with the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority on a $4 billion dollar wastewater treatment facility; billions of dollars were spent subsequently on cleaning up combined sewer overflows…
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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…