WHOI Ocean Ventures Fund Recipients

The intent of the Ocean Ventures Fund is to promote research and innovation by encouraging graduate students to take chances for their thesis research or for developing their thesis project.

OVF is open to all students in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering.  The research idea and the proposal text must come from the graduate student, not his/her supervisor.  The student is the Principal Investigator.

For further information, please contact the Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean.

Recent OVF recipients and their project titles

Ann Allen
Getting there is half the fun:  An investigation of humpback whale navigation and orientation mechanisms

Amalia Aruda
Copepod host response to hitchhiking Vibrio bacteria

Meagan Eagle Gonneea
Coral-based proxies of tropical dydrology; method development, validation and application

David R. Griffith
Quantifying chlorinated estrogen inputs to Massachusetts Bay

Santiago Herrera
Evolutionary and population genomics of deep-sea octocorals:  new approaches to solve long-standing problems

Kristen Hunter-Cevera
Dynamics and diversity of coastal Synechococcus populations on the New England Shelf

Kathryn Kauffman
Diversity of vibriophage assemblages in the littoral zone

Benjamin Linhoff
Seasonal evolution of glacial meltwater routing beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Maya Yamato
Investigation of minke whale sound reception pathways using numerical simulations