An aerial shot of a blue-green Massachusetts Bay and Castle Island with many boats and a couple of tall ships
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November 19, 2019: MIT Sea Grant Core Funded Research Progress Update

Please join us at MIT Sea Grant  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm 12 Emily Street (NW98), Cambridge, MA 02139 RSVP TO ATTEND IN-PERSON REGISTER FOR LIVE STREAM MIT Sea Grant provides competitive funding opportunities through…
A blue vectorized map of the Gulf of Maine with the symposium logo overlaid
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MIT Sea Grant Joins Hundreds of Leaders and Scientists Focusing on the Future of the Gulf of Maine

Scientists, planners, and leaders – largely from New England and the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) have convened in Portland for the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium November 4-8, 2019.…
Underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen stands on the back of a boat with a Knauss Fellow and the superintendent of Stellwagen Bank.
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Space to Sea Shares Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary’s Mission to Inspire the Public

MIT Sea Grant visiting artist Keith Ellenbogen explores Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary through compelling visual images and environmental storytelling aboard NOAA’s Research Vessel Auk. Just before 5:30 am on August 12, Keith…
Rep. Dylan Fernandes, Matthew Charette and Michael Triantafyllou talk after a presentation on the Blue Economy at the State House
Two salinity maps showing gradients of mostly yellows and reds
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Machine Learning Reduces Uncertainties in Ocean Forecasts

Using a new machine learning (ML) framework that fuses multi-fidelity data in space and time, researchers at MIT Sea Grant have been able to forecast temperature and salinity fields in Massachusetts Bay and beyond. This ML approach combines…
Oyster farm with many wire enclosures on flat wet sand
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…
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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…
A Coast Guard boat
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MIT Sea Grant fisheries emergency manual expanded to include fishing communities in Maine and New Hampshire

MIT Sea Grant adapted information from community leader interviews, based on a step-by-step manual designed to help fishing communities in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to help them prepare for and respond to crises. Fishing is one…
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…