The Coastal Ocean Institute (COI) promotes scientific inquiry into phenomena that shape our coastal waters and ecosystems. Through research grants, scientific gatherings, and the development of state-of-the-art facilities, COI encourages interdisciplinary research and innovative technology development.
The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute (DOEI) fosters multi-disciplinary study of physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes in all these areas and in the planet’s interior, and development of the technology needed to access environments at and below the seafloor.
The Ocean and Climate Change Institute (OCCI) uses its energies and resources to advance the knowledge of "How the Ocean works in the Earth's Changing Climate System" by acting across WHOI departmental structures, blending education, research, access to the sea, and outreach to achieve its goals.
The Ocean Life Institute (OLI) supports groundbreaking basic research related to conservation science and biodiversity in marine ecosystems. The Institute supports WHOI scientists through OLI fellowships, postdoctoral and graduate student awards, and research grants.