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Marine Policy CenterMarine Policy Center
Research at the Institution’s Marine Policy Center (MPC) involves the application of economics and other social sciences to public policy issues connected to the world’s oceans and coastal areas.

COSMOSCenter for Ocean, Seafloor and Marine Observing Systems (COSMOS)
The goal of COSMOS is to establish, off the Northeast US, an ocean observing system capable of achieving WHOI’s scientific objectives in the region.

espCooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR)
The overall goal of CINAR is to engage NOAA and academic scientists in cutting-edge research that enables NOAA to make informed decisions about sustainable and beneficial management of the U.S. northeast continental shelf ecosystem.

Marine Mammal CenterMarine Mammal Center
The mission of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center (MMC) is to develop strength in basic research and technology, concentrating on conservation applications through strategic partnerships and interdisciplinary approaches.

Woods Hole Sea GrantWoods Hole Sea Grant Program
The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program is part of the NOAA's national Sea Grant network of 32 programs. Collectively, Sea Grant promotes cooperation between government, academia, industry, scientists, and the private sector to foster science-based decisions leading to better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources.

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human HealthWoods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH)
The mission of the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH) is to improve the public health through enhancing our understanding of how oceanic processes affect the distribution and persistence of human pathogens and toxin-producing organisms in marine and coastal environments.

Last updated: July 19, 2012

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