Professor JoAnn Carmin

Jul 15, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

We are saddened to report the news that Associate Professor JoAnn Carmin passed away on July 15, 2014. 

Kelly Heber Awarded the Venture Hive Virtual Accelerator Prize

Jul 07, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Captured, a tool created by Kelly Heber and Ian Dunning, was awarded the Venture Hive Virtual Accelerator Prize at the 2014 US Department of State sponsored Fish Hackathon, that ran concurrently with the Our Oceans 2014 Conference convened by Secretary John Kerry. The prize includes three months of financial support from Venture Hive as well as consulting assistance to develop product goals and longterm strategy.

Kelly Heber A Finalist in Fish Hackathon

Jun 18, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Kelly Heber, a DUSP PhD student working with the Science Impact Collaborative, and Iain Dunning, a PhD student in MIT Operations Research were finalists in the State Department’s 2014 Our Ocean Conference fisheries data competition known as the “Fish Hackathon.”

Professor Susskind’s Interview on Arctic policy with Oceans at MIT

Jun 16, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Given the rapidly changing status of the Arctic sea ice, which may disappear for entire summers as soon as mid-century, the world is presented with an unprecedented opportunity to access virgin resources and areas. However, this emerging situation is fraught with geo-political, environmental, and indigenous peoples concerns. In an interview with Oceans at MIT, Professor Susskind offers his opinions on the dynamics at play in the evolution of the Arctic situation as well as hopes for future interaction with challenges by MIT students and faculty.

New England Climate Adaptation Project Reports Garner More News Coverage

Jun 10, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

New risk assessment reports produced by the New England Climate Adaptation Project for the towns of Wells, Cranston, and Barnstable have generated considerable coverage in the press.

Professor Susskind Publishes New Book, Good For You, Great For Me

Jun 09, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

Thirty years ago, Roger Fisher and Bill Ury wrote the groundbreaking book Getting to Yes.  It established the mutual gains approach to negotiation, or what the popular media likes to call "win-win negotiation." But there are few, if any, negotiating situations in which everyone can get everything they want.  In reality, most people want to win at win-win negotiation.

Best Poster Award for the 2014 Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Preparedness Conference

May 28, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

A team of DUSP graduate students and faculty won the Best Poster Award at the 2014 Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Preparedness Conference for their poster on the New England Climate Adaptation Project. The Local Solutions Conference, which was hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, brought together planners, educators, and decision makers from around the U.S.

Danya Rumore named a 2014-2015 Martin Family Fellow for Sustainability

May 21, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

DUSP EPP PhD Cannidate Danya Rumore, nominated by Professor Susskind for her work in sustainable development and the use of role-play simulations to communicate the scientific information needed for lay audiences to effectively participate in collaborative risk management efforts, has been named a 2014-2015 Martin Family Fellow. The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, established at MIT in 1996 through the generous support of the

Cape Cod Times Features NECAP Risk Assessment

Apr 04, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

NECAP's Barnstable risk assessment, published in March of 2014, was featured in April 4th's Cape Cod Times.  The risk assessment is one of several individual risk assessments NECAP produced for the New England region.  The risk assessments are designed as scientific and political tools to help define the risks of climate change to individual communities and to present salient points from which collabraotive adaption planning can be built.

MIT Wins Energy Competition (Twice!) (Again!!)

Mar 31, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A team of eight MIT undergraduate and graduate students won two awards in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition, out of more than 150 students from across the country. The win means MIT students have taken home not just one, but two, prizes from the competition each of the three years it has taken place.