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Plot of sound signals, showing a peppered pattern of strong orange signals over a dark blue background.


Multicolored prismatic image of a man playing a saxophone with rainbow rays of sound emanating behind him.


Sunset at sea, a dark blue-gray ocean with the gold sun setting behind clouds.


Image representing sound: a wave in the foreground and vertical push-pin style lines in turquoise, violet, and fuchsia in background.

Oak Ridge Children’s Museum Gala features Accessible Oceans

Image representing sound: a wave in the foreground and vertical push-pin style lines in turquoise, violet, and fuchsia in background.

Accessible Oceans - Making Ocean science accessible to the visually impaired

"Study: Major Atlantic Current Showing Signs it May Shut Down. Not all Scientists Agree"

Amy Bower interviewed by Cape Cod Times on Atlantic currents and climate change

Cape Cod Times August 10, 2021

Schematic of the northern half of the earth from space, showing modelled ocean currents and land. The Gulf Stream and Gulf Stream-associated eddies are shown from west to east across the ocean.

OSNAP Floats Highlighted in NYT Article on the AMOC

"In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers"

New York Times, March 2021

Photograph close-up of the wall of a glacier where it meets the ocean, showing a vertical slab of ice breaking away from the glacier and splashing into the water.

Adjusting to Climate Change: Rising Seas - The Consequences of Melting Glaciers

Dr. Bower discusses how oceanographers study the changes in oceans from glacier melt.

NBC 10 Boston, March 2021

Grainy closeup photograph of a motorboat on the ocean with about eight men onboard, one of whom is hoisting a rocket-propelled grenade launcher (RPG) over his shoulder, to aim it towards the photographer on the research ship.

Ocean Encounters: The Stories We Tell

Amy Bower shares her story of a modern-day pirate encounter with a little science thrown in.

Ocean Encounters Virtual Series

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A rainbow-colored schematic of sea-surface temperature across the Gulf of Mexico, showing the warm –red loop current snaking in and out of the Gulf.

'High-octane' hurricane fuel swirls in the Gulf of Mexico

LC-Floats researchers talk about the National Academy of Science's 'Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems' project, and how the Bower Lab's array of profiling floats are helping us predict hurricane strength.

Oceanus November 2020

Logo of WGBH public radio and television station.

Amy Speaks with "Science for the Public" on Ocean Circulation

Dr. Bower explains the structure and dynamics of deep ocean currents and the vital role of these currents in maintaining the Earth’s climate. She discusses the concern among climate and ocean scientists about one of the major systems, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and the implications of a slowdown in that system. Dr. Bower also describes the technical challenges of measuring systems like the AMOC.

WGBH September 2020

Photo of a group of students sitting outside in a semi-circle around a bronze statue of Rachel Carson.

Perkins School for the Blind Visit

Perkins School for the Blind students visit WHOI and members of the Bower Lab as part of an ongoing collaboration to provide outreach to visually impaired students.

In OceanInsight

Screenshot of Science magazine’s online article, showing a Nick Foukal at sea reaching a pole out to hook onto the steel frame of a deep-water instrument. The mountains of Greenland are in the background.

WHOI Announces Publication of  Preliminary OSNAP data

Scientists from 16 research institutions collaborate on the first publication of the multi-year Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program.

WHOI Press Release January 31, 2019

Black and white closeup photo of smiling scientist Viviane Menezes.

GRL 2018 Outstanding Reviewer: Viviane Menezes

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Publications recognizes outstanding reviewers for their work in 2018. Honored reviewers were selected by the editors of each AGU journal.

In Eos

by Matt Giampoala, May 2019

Logo for National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Phase 1 Awardees

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Research Campaign to Advance Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Moves Forward By Awarding $10.3 Million in Initial Grants.

National Academy of Sciences

from the NAS Office of News and Public Information, December 2018

A map of the globe, with multi-colored deep sea drifter trajectories.

Deep Floats Reveal Complex Ocean Circulation Patterns

Acoustically tracked floats: What they are, where they go, what they've taught us.  And a new repository to store all that data.

In Eos

by A. Ramsey, H. Furey, A. Bower, November 2018

Hidden Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, RAFOS floats are mapping out the deep currents of the Gulf of Mexico

Bower receives the Chrysalis Award

Center for Vision Loss, Executive Director, Doug Yingling presents Amy Bower with the Chrysalis Award on September 17, 2012.  (Photo by Tom Kleindinst)

In October 2011, the Center for Vision Loss, an agency serving visually impaired people of eastern Pennsylvania, awarded their first-ever "Chrysalis Award" to WHOI scientist Amy Bower. The award, which honors "a blind or visually impaired person who has transformed the world around them," and was given to Amy to recognize her achievements in oceanography and outreach.

OceanInsights for the Blind

WHOI scientist creates a bond with visually impaired students

In Oceanus Magazine

by Kate Madin. Originally published online November 30, 2007

Fieldwork - The Unseen Currents

On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the R/V Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring,  and gathers clues to the planet's fate.

Popular Science Magazine, March 2011



Oceanographer tells of lifelong learning

InSouthCoast Today

By Zach Rocha, September 2003