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Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Photo: Greg Trauthwein

MTR100: #5 Dr. Mark Abbott, WHOI

Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) ... "Helping to bring 'these exquisite solutions' to scale"The editors of Marine Technology Reporter are pleased to share that Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), is #5 in the 14th Annual "MTR100". The full  electronic edition of Marine Technology Reporter is available at Mark Abbott is the tenth director and president of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's new Deputy Director & Vice President for Research Rick Murray (Photo: WHOI)

WHOI Names Murray Deputy Director & VP for Research

and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, during both the Obama and Trump administrations.“Rick brings extraordinary insight and experience—both in research and in administration at the national level—to this position,” said WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott. “He is firmly committed to ensuring that WHOI continues leading the world in ocean science and technology into our second century. I am excited to have Rick join our team at WHOI as we work to explore and understand our ocean planet.”Murray was selected after a six-month search overseen

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to recover a surface mooring that is part of the OOI Global Array in the Irminger Sea south of Greenland in 2016. (Photo by James Kuo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

NSF Awards Contract to Continue Ocean Observatories Initiative

, policy experts, decision-makers, educators and the general public.“OOI is transforming ocean science and we are pleased to take on this new leadership role to ensure that the initiative continues to serve both the science community and the public,” said WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott. “We look forward to continuing to work with NSF and our partners toward the success of the initiative as part of a growing global network of ocean observing systems.”The Project Management Office, which is a new addition to WHOI’s role in the overall operation of the OOI, will

WHOI machinist and resident facilitator D.C. Collasius finishes a part he produced using a 3D resin printer in the new DunkWorks rapid protyping facility. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Moore Foundation Awards $3 Mln to WHOI

as an environment that supports modular approaches, component re-use, and easier implementation of new technologies.  “The technology landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, and we need to identify ways that these changes can help us learn more about the ocean,” said Mark Abbott, president and director of WHOI and principal investigator for the project. “Not only do we have new capabilities such as additive manufacturing, systems-on-a-chip, and open architectures, but the cultural landscape has evolved as well. Today, innovation routinely occurs in informal &lsquo

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Seaweed: Fuel of the Future?

. Lindell will lead biological sampling and testing at seaweed farm sites in New England—Nantucket Sound and Long Island Sound—and Alaska.   "Bringing our scientists and engineers together to develop innovative solutions to important problems is a hallmark of WHOI," said Mark Abbott, president and director of WHOI. "We’re pleased and honored to be selected by ARPA-E to work on advancing new sources of renewable energy."   The two WHOI awards are among 18 innovative projects that received a total of $22 million in funding from ARPA-E

Loral O’Hara (Photo: NASA)

WHOI’ O’Hara Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

is Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research engineer Loral O’Hara, selected from NASA’s largest ever applicant pool of more than 18,300.   "We couldn’t be more proud of Loral for her selection into NASA's astronaut corps," said WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott. "We hope the seagoing experience gained at WHOI serves her well in her new adventure. Whether in outer space or the depths of the ocean, humanity stands to gain immeasurably through exploration."   The Texas-native O’Hara earned her B.S. in aerospace engineering from the

The research vessel Neil Armstrong was met by a jubilant crowd at the WHOI dock Wednesday, as it arrived to its homeport for the first time. (Photo by Daniel Cojanu, WHOI)

RV Neil Armstrong Arrives in Woods Hole

R/V Tioga, two Coast Guard vessels and fireboats from neighboring towns.    “What a wonderful day for Woods Hole, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the entire ocean science community,” enthused WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott. “We’re very proud to have been selected by the Office of Naval Research to operate the Neil Armstrong. It is an enormous honor and a great responsibility.”    Six years ago, the U.S. Navy announced plans to construct two ships in a new Ocean Class of research vessels

Dr. Mark Abbott, a nationally recognized earth scientist and Oregon State University dean, will take the office of WHOI President and Director on Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

WHOI Names Abbott President, Director

Mark Abbott selected to become the next president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution   The board of trustees of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced that Dr. Mark Abbott has accepted the position of president and director of the institution. Assuming the office October 1, 2015, Abbott will become the 10th director in WHOI's 85-year history, succeeding Susan Avery, who served from 2008 to 2015.   A biological oceanographer whose research focuses on the interaction of biological and physical processes in the upper ocean, Abbott joins WHOI from Oregon

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