OFI researchers are in the news, informing the public about their work and educating all about the ocean 

— its challenges and the benefits it can provide for our environment, economy and communities. 

Mar 07, 2019

Helping good ideas grow

The ocean research world is not short on great ideas. What it is short of, is the funding that’s required to put those great ideas to work. And that’s where the Ocean Frontier Institute’s (OFI) Seed Fund comes in. It provides awards that range from $10,000 to $30,000, supporting innovative projects that have the potential to advance research, commercial or social concepts relating to the ocean, helping them move forward — and grow.

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Feb 18, 2019

Women in Science

Family vacations to the seaside captured Dr. Annie Mercier’s imagination as a child. She would spend hours exploring the shoreline, studying tidepools and the animals they contained. “Discovering the ocean was like magic for me,” she said. “That became the basis of my interest in science.”

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Feb 14, 2019

The changing sea

After an extensive multi-year study, researchers have some surprising insight into the critical role the Atlantic Ocean plays in regulating the Earth’s climate.

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Feb 12, 2019

Postdoc explores how the ocean moderates global climate

Postdoctoral Fellow Erin Black provides insight into how carbon dioxide is affecting our world — not in the sky, but in the sea. Dr. Black monitors organic carbon by tracking radioactive elements that occur widely in nature.

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Feb 11, 2019

Investing $16 million in new ocean research

OFI has launched its next phase of ocean research, with a plan to invest approximately $16 million in projects that will examine climate change and how changes to the North Atlantic impact coastal communities.

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Feb 07, 2019

New space leverages new ideas

A two-phased, two-year construction project at OFI has concluded, converting approximately 16,000 square feet over two floors into new science labs, office and meeting space.

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