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Who We Are

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's largest private, non-profit oceanographic research institution and a global leader in the study and exploration of the ocean. [MORE]

Our purpose is to:

UNDERSTAND the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity

EXPLORE the ocean in all its depth and complexity

EDUCATE scientists, students, decision-makers, and the public

Lens on the Ocean

Spotlight On

R/V Neil Armstrong

WHOI's next research vessel, coming in 2015

Center for Marine Robotics

Advancing the forefront of marine robotics

How Radioactive is Our Ocean?

Tracking the spread of radiation from Fukushima

Ocean Observatories Initiative

Long-term, multi-scale ocean monitoring

Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Spring Hours (Beginning April 20)
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore Oceanography

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