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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

2019 Recipients

Jessica Dabrowski
The Kolyma River Filter: A Carbon and Nutrient Source to the Arctic Ocean

Jennifer Kenyon
Investigating the applicability of the U-238:Th-234 disequilibrium method to estimate trace metal fluxes

Sheron Luk
Evaluating the impact of anthropogenic ditching on salt marsh carbon storage and sustainability

Julia Middleton
Quantifying the length scale of Ba-isotopic exchange in marine barite

Ryan O'Shea
Spectral Super-resolution from the Recombination of Multiple Diffraction Orders

Mallory Ringham
High resolution carbonate chemistry mapping across deep sea coral reefs

Kevin Sutherland
Determination of the Impact of Photochemistry on Triple Oxygen Isotope Estimates of Gross Primary Production

Zachary Tobias
Admixture and evolutionary adaptation in an invasive tunicate

2018 Recipients

Emmanuel Codillo
Origin of volatile enrichment in St. Paul's popping rock

Michaela Fendrock
Carbonate deposit morphologies as a proxy for the paleohydrology of the American Southwest

Mara Freilich
Effect of vertical motion on phytoplankton distributions

Meghan Jones
Evaluating vertical motions on oceanic detachment faults using volatile saturation as a paleobarometer

Nathaniel Mollica
Investigating signatures of bleaching in coral skeletons using experiments and models

Ryan O'Shea
Identifying the optimal view angle for polarization based sky-glint removal for drone-borne water quality parameter estimation

Matthew Osman
Industrial-era onset of a subarctic Atlantic productivity decline

Taylor Sehein
Novel application of third generation sequencing technology for studying protist parasites

Benjamin Urann
The water and halogen content of primitive arc magmas: inferences from lower crustal cumulates

James Bramante coring a tree.