Emerging technologies such as under-water robots and sonar communication tools usher in a new era of autonomous ocean exploration.
With half of all people living on a coast, the coastal oceans are the most fished, most modified, and most vulnerable areas to storms and pollution.
The ocean, our planet’s largest habitat, harbors more than half its species and supports all life—including us.
By absorbing and moving vast amounts of heat and carbon around the planet, the oceans shape the Earth's climate and its variability.
Marine policy based in rigorous science and engineering fosters a sustainable relationship with our oceans and guides decision-making to plan out the many uses of our oceans.
MIT takes a highly collaborative, solution-driven approach to ocean research and offers interdisciplinary graduate programs in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.