The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole launched The Well: MBL News from the Source, a publication designed to give students an opportunity to engage with the scientific community and the public, as a PressForward publication in 2016. Using RSS feeds, blogs, and social media sources, The Well connects faculty, researchers, students, and a broader public audience with major news, conferences, and discussions in the field. It also gives students and scientists a platform for publication and communication.
The Marine Biological Laboratory’s mission is to link and gather researchers, faculty, and students in the biological sciences. MBL Communications uses this publication to provide a central resource for relevant content from Woods Hole, as well as from field sites, research institutions, and universities around the world.
The Marine Biological Laboratory attracts accomplished scientists to its facility at Woods Hole every year to work on long-term and short-term research projects. Through The Well, the Marine Biological Library brings this spirit of communication and convocation online, taking on the challenge of connecting students, scientists, and the extended (and extensive) MBL community outside Woods Hole.