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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives Seagriculture Innovation Awards

Infertile sugar kelp breeding and seaweed planting device projects recognized at international conference WHOI also receives National Sea Grant Award to continue innovative kelp studies Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)-led teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects, presented at the first annual Seagriculture Conference USA 2022 in…

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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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Startup Spotlight: Q+A with ARMADA Marine Robotics, Inc. Founders, Jeff Kaeli, Robin Littlefield, and Rusty Warren

Armada Marine Robotics

In 2017, WHOI engineers Jeff Kaeli and Robin Littlefield entered the WHOI Office for Technology Transfer Pitchathon, intending to win translational funds to advance what was then just an idea, the Asymmetric Thruster. This novel propulsion system, now a patented and demonstrated technology, produces forward thrust – as with a traditional multi-bladed propeller – but…

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Exploration at New Heights and Depths

On average, Mars is about 140 million miles from Earth. The deepest parts of our ocean, called the Hadal Zone, are about 6.8 miles below the surface. At first thought, these places may not seem like they have much in common; but both sites face limitations for exploration and present unique technological challenges. Whether investigating…

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Engaging with the Blue Economy Webinar Series

Are you interested in learning more about the various facets of the Blue Economy? Are you looking to understand the impact of ocean-derived technologies in the marketplace? Would you like to hear from industry experts on rising trends in the Blue Economy? If so, The Ocean Exchange™ and the Marine Technology Society have teamed up…

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