The development of social science at MIT Sea Grant
MIT Sea Grant is celebrating Sea Grant's 50th Anniversary with a look back at the work of anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber. Madeleine started with MIT Sea Grant in 1976, and her work throughout her time there has focused on fishing communities in New England.
Understanding the role of eelgrass in climate change
Understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change provides an opportunity to secure protection and restoration resources. MIT Sea Grant worked with several partners in Massachusetts to quantify the carbon storage of eelgrass beds.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant
Here at MIT Sea Grant, we decided to create a directory of social scientists. We anticipated that this directory would be very valuable for scholars seeking expertise in other fields for interdisciplinary projects; for journals interested in identifying peer reviewers; for graduate students who need mentors or outside committee members; and for managers who have issues that would benefit from addressing social-cultural factors or other aspects of human dimensions.
Future leaders helping with climate adaptation
The city of Chelsea, Massachusetts' Planning Board has new climate change adaptation guidance thanks to a group of students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MIT Sea Grant.
New website helps fishermen explore alternative marketing
A collaborative, Sea Grant social science effort has led to the development of a website that guides fishermen through the process of entering alternative markets, bringing them closer to the consumer.