A global network for marine sustainability

Experts from around the world recently came together at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center as part of a new international network of scientists dedicated to studying climate change through the lens of marine sustainability.


MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.


Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.


First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

Pro­fessor H. William Det­rich is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish.

What Lights My Fire

What lights their fire

What lights pro­fessor Mark Patterson’s fire is “the fire of life,” a phrase used by Max Kleiber as the title for his 1961 book in which the Swiss sci­en­tist pre­sented fun­da­mental con­cepts for under­standing energy metabolism.


How does marine life survive climate extremes?

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University will uses a National Science Foundation grant to examine organisms in the Gulf of Maine.


Water in the Netherlands–Past, Present, and Future

Jen­nifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s USCI, reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-​​Netherlands Con­nec­tion Project.


3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.


What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

Student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center turned to crowdfunding to support their work in Panama examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.


Some scientists have all the fun

These folks aren’t here for the perks–although there are many–of a life on the sea. They’re here because they love the data and what it could mean for the world, just as much as they love col­lecting it.

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