2014 News Releases

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DECEMBER 16, 2014

Nereid Under Ice Vehicle: A Powerful New Tool for Polar Science

Scientists studying the harsh and rapidly changing Arctic environment now have a valuable new tool to advance their work—an innovative robot, designed and built at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) that is changing the way scientists can interact with and observe the polar environment.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

New Museum Exhibit Explores Deep Ocean Environment

In collaboration with the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford, WHOI has created new digital content for museum-based spherical display systems that brings high-definition images and video of dynamic, deep ocean ecosystems to the public.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

Jessica Tierney Receives Macelwane Award from American Geophysical Union

Assistant Scientist Jessica Tierney has been selected to receive the 2014 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

DECEMBER 15, 2014

Dan Fornari to Receive American Geophysical Union's Flinn Award

Senior Scientist Daniel Fornari has been selected to receive the 2014 Edward A Flinn III Award from the America Geophysical Union.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

Whitehead to Receive AGU's 2014 Maurice Ewing Medal

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Scientist Emeritus Dr. John (Jack) Whitehead has been selected to receive the 2014 Maurice Ewing Medal from the America Geophysical Union (AGU).  

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Honors Two WHOI Scientists

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, has recognized two Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists with honors: Chris German received a Humboldt Research Award and Caroline Ummenhofer was chosen for a Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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DECEMBER 4, 2014

Evidence Suggests California's Drought is the Worst in 1,200 Years

As California finally experiences the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express this week, two climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.

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DECEMBER 3, 2014

Scientists Urge Protection of World's Deltas

Scientists call for maintenance efforts to be started now to avert the loss of vast expanses of coastline, and the consequent losses of ecological services, economic and social crises, and large-scale migrations.—

DECEMBER 1, 2014

White House Honors WHOI Life Trustee and Former Trustee

WHOI life trustee Professor Robert Solow and former WHOI trustee Professor Mildred Dresselhaus have been awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom. —

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NOVEMBER 26, 2014

WHOI Part of the Stantec Team Selected to Lead Major Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), as a part of the Stantec Team, has been selected by an interagency scientific review panel to lead a long-term scientific study of the Arctic marine ecosystem along the Beaufort Sea shelf from Barrow, Alaska, to the Mackenzie River delta in Canadian waters.

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