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WHOI scientists discuss plastic pollution and academia-industry partnerships in new Nature.com article

In a new article on nature.com, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Associate Scientist Collin Ward, Senior Scientist Chris Reddy, and partners from Eastman Chemical Company discuss how academia-industry partnerships could help overcome challenges in controlling plastic pollution and transitioning away from conventional plastics. Ward, Reddy, and Eastman share insights from their ongoing partnership and how expertise from…

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The Polar Imperative

WHOI researchers tackle big questions in a melting world

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Puzzling over a mollusk mystery

What’s causing a contagious cancer to spread among clams?

WHOI Engineers Work to Adapt Swarming Capabilities for Low-Cost UUVs

In aerial and terrestrial applications, robotics swarms allow mission adaptability, robustness, and scalability. In aerial and terrestrial applications, access to GPS data and high-speed communications allows robotic swarms to operate functionally; however, expanding swarming capabilities below the ocean surface remains a significant challenge. Implementing swarming techniques for underwater missions requires structured, accurate clocks and communications…

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WHOI Engineers Invent Sampling System for AUVs used in Oil Spill Response

The oil that enters aquatic environments can have significant ecosystem impacts. Most spilled oil from platforms and vessels floats on the water surface, but spills under the water can be more challenging to detect and observe. Underwater oil spills require additional observation measurements from remote sensors, surface vessels, and remotely operated and autonomous vehicles, which…

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WHOI engineers invent adjustable, compact marine winch, offering flexibility and improved vessel operations

Woods Hole, MA – Most research operations and missions require winches for hauling and retrieving equipment over the side of ships. A winch is used to hoist items to and from the deck such as nets, vehicles and other scientific equipment. Typically, marine winches in use today have large on-deck footprints, can be difficult to…

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