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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

Science in a Time of Crisis

WHOI's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Woods Hole OspreyCam

Live views of a local osprey nest

Center for Marine Robotics

Advancing the forefront of marine robotics

R/V Neil Armstrong

WHOI's next research vessel, coming in 2016

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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