Deputy Director & Vice President for Research

Groups Reporting to the Director of Research

Research Departments

Research staff at the Institution belong to one of five research departments and report to the Director of Research.

Marine Policy Center

The Marine Policy Center is the social science research unit of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Ocean Institutes

The Ocean Institutes' goals are to close gaps that hinder scientific discoveries, and to convey discoveries expeditiously into the public realm. Institute Directors report to both the Vice President for External Relations and the Director of Research.


WHOI's Communications Department enhances awareness and understanding of the Institution, the breadth of its ocean research, engineering, and education, and its value to society.