• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Anna Michel

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence and Associate Scientist

Anna Michel is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She also serves as the Chief Scientist for the National Deep Submergence Facility, that operates HOV Alvin, ROV Jason, and AUV Sentry.  Her research focuses on the development of new in situ sensors and sensing platforms for advancing our understanding of ocean chemistry in locations ranging from the deep sea to the Arctic. Michel’s lab is developing technologies for measuring both greenhouse gases and microplastics. Committed to educating the next generation of ocean engineers, Michel teaches and advises students in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. Michel received BS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and an MS in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She has a PhD in Mechanical and Oceanographic Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program.  Michel completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University as the MIRTHE Center Research and Teaching Fellow. Michel was a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the Arons Award, and a National Academies Gulf Research Fellowship.

Sessions With Anna Michel

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:30 pm

    WHOI | SAGE: Sensor for Aqueous Gases in the Environment: Methane and Carbon Dioxide

    SAGE is a new in situ sensor for the measurement of dissolved methane and carbon dioxide in the ocean. SAGE has been demonstrated for the detection of methane at depths up to 2000 m. We envision SAGE having applications in the marine climate technology arena including for MRV for mCDR and pipeline leaks.
  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 11:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 12:00 am

    Oceans and Climate: Innovative solutions

    The world’s oceans store 90% of our carbon and hold tremendous potential for scaling up climate and carbon solutions. Hear from world renowned experts in the field of climate and ocean on the potential of emerging technologies such as ocean energy production, carbon sequestration and ocean acidification mitigation. How will these catalyze growth of the $2.5 trillion blue economy? What promising ocean-based climate solutions are on the horizon?