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Dead Storm Hunting: Fiji and Vanuatu

By James Bramante | January 22, 2018

By: James Bramante, PhD student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program This blog is cross-posted on the Coastal Systems Group website.   There’s nothing like arctic weather to make you nostalgic for tropical fieldwork. During the past month, temperatures dropped to 5 F (-15 C) in Boston and Cape Cod. With wind chill it felt like…

Harry Potter and the 12-minute conference talk

By Hannah Mark | January 15, 2018

One of my favorite podcasts, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, begins each episode with a segment called the “30 second recap”: Vanessa and Casper, the two hosts, get 30 seconds each to summarize everything that happened in a single chapter of a Harry Potter book*. They start out speaking normally, covering everything in detail,…

We’ve bitten off more than we can chew

By Hanny Rivera | November 27, 2017

Writing blogs while digesting Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. As the holidays can also induce similar bouts of lethargy, we’ll be back in the new year. Have a fabulous holiday season, and Happy New Year! If you were wondering about the picture: It’s a shark that got a bit too curious about WHOI science and…

Discussing climate science from all angles: 2017 Graduate climate conference

By Hanny Rivera | November 19, 2017

Written by Jacob Forsyth While international world leaders met in Bonn to discuss how to address our changing climate, a lesser known climate-orientated meeting occurred simultaneously. In Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 84 graduate students from many disciplines of climate research gathered for the 11th annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC). Graduate students from the Massachusetts Institution of…

Tiny tea comes to WHOI

By Hanny Rivera | November 19, 2017

Inspired by Suzi Clark’s awesome blog post on the Tiny Tea event being held at MIT, Women in Course XII, BIG, and WHOI’s Gender Equity Advisory Committee (GEPAC) will be bringing the discussions to the Cape. Join us on Thursday, November 30th, at 10:30 am in Carriage House for a discussion on how to be an…