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Jennette Barnes / CAI

An ocean technology company installed a particle sensor Tuesday in the Cape Cod Canal to monitor plankton and potential microplastics.

NOAA/SBNMS and NURTEC

Woods Hole scientists will be live-streaming as they explore shipwrecks on the seafloor starting on Tuesday.

 

Using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) the scientists should be able to peek inside the iconic steamship Portland and an unidentified coal schooner within the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, off Gloucester. 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Recognized as Business Leader

May 1, 2017
Many underwater vehicles developed at WHOI have been spun off as for-profit companies.
Elsa Partan

Later this week, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will accept one of three 2017 Vision Awards given by Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state’s largest employer association.  

With about a thousand employees, WHOI is one of the largest employers on Cape Cod. But Mark Abbott, the Oceanographic’s president and director, says WHOI’s contributions go beyond the direct employment at the institution. 

Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Executive Vice President and Director of Research Larry Madin at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution speaks with WCAI's Elsa Partan about the impacts of the partial federal shutdown on the Oceanographic.

Those affects include being cut off from communications with federal grant managers, not being able to bill federal agencies for work that WHOI has done, and having work delayed because federal agencies are not able to do their part of joint projects.