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Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are esti­mated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threat­ening marine life. Ethan Edson’s pro­to­type is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.

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What lights their fire

Four pro­fes­sors in the Col­lege of Sci­ence explained what drives their pas­sion for sci­ence and dis­covery at a campus event Thursday night.

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Some scientists have all the fun

Some sci­en­tists get to have all the fun. Last week my col­league Joan Lynch and I made the trip up to Nahant to visit with a team of marine researchers based at […]

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The future’s most pressing energy questions

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

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Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

Last week, North­eastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice Pres­i­dent for Aca­d­emic Affairs Stephen W. Director to con­verse with audi­ence mem­bers at the Boston Museum of Sci­ence from a unique van­tage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.

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Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

North­eastern marine sci­ence pro­fes­sors Brian Hel­muth and Mark Pat­terson dis­cuss the deci­sion for North­eastern to join forces with Mis­sion 31, the month­long under­water expe­di­tion off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

North­eastern research tech­ni­cian Sara Williams first heard of the under­water research habitat Aquarius as a young member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Twelve years later, she’ll be leading a research project just out­side its doors.

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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

Grad­uate stu­dent Amanda Dwyer will lead a research project in con­junc­tion with Mis­sion 31, a month­long under­water expe­di­tion led by Fabien Cousteau, in which she’ll examine the dynamics of zoo­plankton on coral reefs.

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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark, as well as staff mem­bers from U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Eliz­a­beth Warren’s offices, vis­ited Northeastern’s unique urban coastal research facility in Nahant on Wednesday to learn more about the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary work taking place there.

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

North­eastern researchers will inves­ti­gate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mis­sion 31, doc­u­men­tary film­maker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-​​day under­water expe­di­tion off the coast of Florida.

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Researchers ready for historic aquatic ‘Mission’

North­eastern pro­fes­sors have teamed up with Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed oceanog­ra­pher Jacques Cousteau, to lead Mission-31—a 31-​​day research oper­a­tion on the ocean floor off Florida’s coast.

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Deep water data

Two new fac­ulty based at the Marine Sci­ence Center are har­vesting data from the ocean to under­stand how global change has impacted its ecosys­tems and will con­tinue to do so in the future.

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