2012 Annual Report

Centers & Programs

Marine Policy Center

Marine Policy Center

Research at the Institution’s Marine Policy Center (MPC) focuses on the analysis of policies for the conservation and management of marine and coastal resources.


Center 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.


Cooperative 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 Center

Marine 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 Grant

Woods 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.

Wood Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health

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.