Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining

Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Dec. 5, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: sustainability environment research renewable-energy batteries mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering oceanography-and-ocean-engineering energy-storage



Tuna are spawning in marine protected areas

Despite being highly migratory, tuna may benefit from ocean sanctuaries, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 24, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: environment research school-of-science oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps


Study demonstrates seagrass’ strong potential for curbing erosion

Ubiquitous marine plants dissipate wave energy and could help protect vulnerable shorelines.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: environment research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf civil-and-environmental-engineering oceanography-and-ocean-engineering fluid-dynamics

Designing ocean ecological systems in the lab

Associate Professor Otto Cordero and colleagues discover simple assembly rules for marine microbiomes.

Taylor De Leon | Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
April 25, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: bacteria microbes research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering oceanography-and-ocean-engineering



New climate model to be built from the ground up

Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction.

School of Science • mit
Dec. 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment climate nasa research school-of-science collaboration national-science-foundation-nsf oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps ocean-science earth-and-atmospheric-sciences fluid-dynamics oceans-at-mit

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