banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Awards honor young professors in the Media Lab and departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, EECS, + Math
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Can we build a battery-free underwater GPS? While underwater localization is a long-studied problem, we seek to bring it to ba...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
To oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, the seas’ uncharted depths are full of opportunities to engage women and people of color in science.
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At t...
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
MIT received two Convergence Accelerator grants from the NSF—one of which is for the Smart Oceans 2020 conference co-hosted by the Media Lab
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
LILLI is an immersive, volumetric, reflective lightfield display using a hybrid of video and laser projection to visualize marine wildlif...
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and ...
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Co...
Microbial monitoring plays a critical role in informing governments, researchers, and locals on the health of their ecosystem. Unfo...
New generative AI technologies (such as the Generative Adversarial Network, or GAN) can allow us to imagine new species. Hidden within th...
"Maka" - Eye, "Niu" - CoconutMaka Niu, aka the "CocoCam," is a low-cost oceanographic camera and sensor platform that enables ...
In February 2020, four members of Open Ocean were invited to travel to Hawai'i to undergo training...
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, fillin...
Team Pulse of the Ocean becomes an Explorer Prize winner in the DISCOVER Competition—the first stage of the Ocean Observing Prize.
The Māori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a long and deep connection to their island and ocean ecosystem. Concepts such as ...
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
A novel acoustic-based backscatter design offers an innovative scheme for underwater energy harvesting and data transmission.
Connected Coral integrates physical and digital elements in a visualization of the environmental impacts on reefs. This complex projectio...
Most of the underwater world remains far off the map. For many of the most exciting exploration challenges—from Maya cenotes to urban aqu...
An underwater internet of things monitoring the effects of climate change or sampling waters on distant planets
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.
At Otherlab, inventors build cutting-edge tech from exoskeletons and flexible undersea robots to clean energy devices.
Throughout the ages bioluminescence has inspired myths. Long ago, sailors in the Indian Ocean encountered massive bioluminescent blooms a...
The Intertidal Experimentation Workshop will take place September 29 and 30 (9am to 2pm) at the MIT Media Lab, open to students ages 8-14...
More ocean data has been collected in the last two years than in all previous years combined, and we are on a path to continue to break t...
Besides the interactive projection, the exhibit at the 'All Hands on Deck' event displayed microscopic imagery and artwork inspired by satel
Descending into the dark sea is like exploring deep space.
Fadel Adib is one of 25 recipients of the Office of Naval Research's 2019 Young Investigator Awards, and the only awardee from MIT.
The deep sea is the common heritage of all of humankind and we must all share in the responsibility to be good stewards of it.
Seventy percent of nations have deep-sea environments within their maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), yet only 16 percent of them ...
The New England Aquarium was proud to collaborate with the MIT Media Lab and National Geographic on the latest Open Ocean initiative even...
MIT students, faculty, and collaborators gave Lightning Talks during Here be Dragons 2018
A new Media Lab initiative seeks to connect humanity with ocean exploration