EAPS Explores - Oceans
EAPS Explores Oceans: From physics to fishing
Our four oceanographers will take you through the great breadth of oceanographic research happening in EAPS at MIT - all the way from the physical circulation of the ocean to the seafood we put on our plate. Starting with physics, we first show how the ocean takes up heat from the atmosphere and therefore slows down global warming, complemented by a live at-home oceanographic experiment that demonstrates basic principles that govern ocean physics. We then discuss how physical ocean changes caused by global warming affect 'phytoplankton', the microbial plant life at the base of the marine food web. We finish by showing how phytoplankton are then passed up the marine food web to seafood - and what that means for fisheries in a warmer world.
Greg Britten, Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, EAPS
Henri Drake, PhD Candidate, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography
Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Senior Research Scientist, EAPS
Mara Freilich, PhD Candidate, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography