November 20: Update on Calendar Year 2021 Planning

Dear Colleagues, Last month we announced the formation of two working groups charged with assessing the capacity and space required to safely offer research and education activities at the MBL in the coming year. The Visitor Working Group was tasked with developing a comprehensive list of the constituencies who come to campus and the space utilization that each […]

October 9: Calendar Year 2021 Planning

Dear Colleagues,While the MBL has successfully mitigated the spread of coronavirus on our campus to date, the pandemic has upended our research and education programs, in particular the 2020 Advanced Research Training Courses and Whitman Scientist programs. As we look toward 2021, it is critical that we resume as many research and education activities as possible while following all […]

April 2: MBL Children’s Camp Update

In recent weeks, the MBL has taken a number of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our entire community. Among them has been the difficult decisions to cancel our spring and early summer educational programs. To that end, the MBL children’s summer camp has also been cancelled […]

March 20: Update on COVID-19 to Whitman Center Scientists

Dear Whitman Scientists, I hope that you, your families, and colleagues are safe and healthy.  I am writing to update you on the Marine Biological Laboratory’s plans for the Whitman Center program during the COVID-19 crisis.  At the moment, the MBL is open and research staff are active, although at reduced levels on campus.  If […]

March 20: Update on COVID-19 to Whitman Center Fellows

Dear Whitman Fellows, I hope that you, your families, and colleagues are safe and healthy.  I am writing to update you on the Marine Biological Laboratory’s plans for the Whitman Fellowship program during the COVID-19 crisis.  At the moment, the MBL is open and research staff are active, although at reduced levels on campus.  If […]

May 13: 2020 Whitman Center Program

Dear Colleagues, The MBL continues to comply fully with the ‘stay at home’ advisory issued by Governor Charles Baker. The Governor is expected to announce plans for a phased reopening of the state early next week, and MBL Director Nipam Patel is in discussions with local and state officials about a phased reopening of the […]