Michelle Kornberg at the MIT Sailing Pavilion dock on the Charles River with a row of sailboats behind
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Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on the Ocean: MIT Sea Grant Undergraduate Researcher Michelle Kornberg

Photo: Tony Pulsone From Boston Harbor to Australia, MIT Sea Grant undergraduate researcher Michelle Kornberg and MIT Mechanical Engineering explore the Ocean Engineering field: “It marries the holistic side of living on planet Earth…
Illustration of a river herring
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Volunteer River Herring Monitoring: Charles River (April 1 - June 1, 2020)

MIT Sea Grant in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will be coordinating a volunteer group to conduct river herring monitoring on the Charles River this year. The Monitoring period will be April…
Three smiling students crouch in a salt marsh counting species of grass.
A group of students sitting for a presentation with a female speaker in front of a screen displaying a picture of the MIT campus
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Hosting students from Oslo, Norway, at the MIT Sea Grant Design Lab for reduced carbon shipping emissions

The MIT Sea Grant Design Lab worked with Marsoft, an independent advisory group focusing on the maritime industry, to host students and faculty from Norway on October 16th. The students from the Oslo Handelsgymnasium – one of the largest…
A woman and a child from behind about to drop a cardboard model into a large tank of water.
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Empowered Brains at MIT Sea Grant - Explorations in Ocean Engineering

Photographs and EEEeb writeup by Avery Normandin. Ecology, Evolution, and Engineering for Empowered Brains (EEEeb) is sensory-friendly series of educational workshops for Boston-area neurodiverse youth which aims to cultivate skills…
A collage of bio photos of all 69 Knauss Fellows for the 2019 cohort
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Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, Cape Cod native will spend a year in D.C. as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Cape Cod native Brianna Shaughnessy (UMass Boston) is among the 69 finalists in the 2020 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, the PhD candidate in Environmental Biology stood out as a strong…
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…
A student holds a crab and laughs while showing a second girl during the High School Marine Science Symposium at Northeastern University
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High School Marine Science Symposium (HSMSS) at Northeastern University

MIT Sea Grant Research Scientist Carolina Bastidas and Coastal Ecologist Juliet Simpson developed and led a hands-on activity in ocean acidification at the High School Marine Science Symposium (HSMSS) at Northeastern University. Seawater is…
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…