Blake Cole is a doctoral candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. He is a member of the Laboratory for Autonomous Marine Sensing Systems (LAMSS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, coadvised by Professors Henrik Schmidt and Alexander Slocum. His research interests include marine vehicle autonomy, hydrodynamics, and feedback control systems. Specifically, he is interested in developing economical, robust, long-range autonomous surface vehicles, capable of collecting physical, biological, and chemical oceanographic data, over extended periods of time.
PhD in Applied Ocean Science & Engineering, 2017-present
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2015
BSc in Environmental Engineering, 2013
University of California, San Diego
Led the marine research program, which was responsible for assessing the feasibility of constructing subsea hyperloop transportation systems contained within submerged floating tunnels (SFTs).
Vitousek, S., P. L. Barnard, P. Limber, L. Erikson, and B. Cole (2017) A model integrating longshore and cross-shore processes for predicting long-term shoreline response to climate change, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 122, 782–806, doi: 10.1002/2016JF004065.