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6th Annual Entrepreneur's Showcase and Leadership Forum

Date TBD, 2020
Woods Hole, MA

Dr. Mark Abbott is #5 in the 14th Annual MTR100

Abbott has always been passionate about all things environmental. Working at WHOI, his greatest satisfaction is "seeing the enthusiasm each year of the new crop of students, scientists and engineers that are dedicated to helping solve some of the world’s most pressing problems."

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Around The Dock Seminar Series

The Sea Has Many Voices
Moderated by Dr. Greg Stone

Dr. Anne Cohen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Join us to watch a wonderful conversation with Dr. Anne Cohen, scientist, oceanographer, and self-proclaimed “curious person” has spent the last twenty-five years at WHOI studying and exploring her passions with coral reefs. Besides their complexity and beauty, coral reefs serve a significant purpose with coastal protection as they absorb the majority of the energy of the ocean. This form of protection is important in keeping our coastline stable during storms and tidal extremes. Her research with coral reefs is extremely important in these times as their existence is in jeopardy from man’s impact on the ocean. Today, almost 20 to 30 percent of all coral reefs are in danger from pollution, sediment, global warming, and agricultural runoff. Despite the overwhelming odds, Anne is optimistic that the work she and others in the field is making a difference in the resurgence of coral reefs globally. 

Previous Webinars

"Into The Deep Dark"

"Sea Change: Autonomy, Automation, Offshore & the Ocean"

"Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space"

"Farming the Ocean to Feed the World"

"The Ocean Twilight Zone"


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Be part of the scientific, commercial, and military users and developers in creating the next generation of autonomous ocean systems.

About the Center for Marine Robotics


Groundbreaking research

Robotic systems promise to open the ocean to humans in new ways. Recent advances in robotics are improving efficiency, lowering costs, and reducing the risks of marine operations. Robots also allow scientists, industry, and the military to address problems in new ways, often producing solutions that cannot be achieved through conventional methods. MORE


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A legacy of innovation

The scientists and engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have helped shape knowledge about the ocean for more than 80 years. Today, the Institution is a recognized leader in the research, development, and deployment of robotic and related systems whose methods and technologies have proven their value in a range of applications. MORE

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