Director of Research

Current Service/Cost Centers

Note that not all campus research service facilities are listed as many are not identified for shared use.

Current Cost Centers

Cafe Thorium

Café Thorium Radioanalytical Facility

This facility provides analytical support for the detection of natural and man-made radionuclides in environmental samples. Special emphasis is placed upon those isotopes that are used as tracers of marine process, and are commonly measured by detection of gamma, beta and alpha counting techniques.

CSI

Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility (CSI)

CSI, equipped with a research dedicated high resolution medical scanner and imaging area, large animal lift and overhead rail transport system, specially designed laboratories, freezers, and chillers for dissection, and necropsy and specimen storage, offers researchers an opportunity to conduct multiple exams in a single setting.

Fourier-Transform Mass Spectrometry Facility

Fourier-Transform Mass Spectrometry (FT-MS) Facility

The Fourier-Transform Mass Spectrometry facility was established in 2007 with support from the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It provides services for marine and terrestrial biogeochemists of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the greater scientific community whose sample analyses require the ultrahigh resolution and mass accuracy of FT-ICR mass spectrometry.

Graphic Services

Graphic Services

A team of innovative and professional designers, illustrators, photographers, and technicians who help communicate ocean-related science, engineering, and education.

MVCO

Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO)

The MVCO is a research observatory located at South Beach and in the ocean a mile off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard. It provides real time and archived coastal oceanographic and meteorological data for researchers, students and the general public.

Micropaleontology Mass Spectrometry Facility

Micropaleontology Mass Spectrometry Facility

Two new Finnigan MAT253 mass spectrometer systems for the analysis of calcium carbonate samples were purchased by the Paleoceanography research group at WHOI in 2003 and 2004. They were installed by Finnigan in March 2004 and have been in operation since July 2004.

Mooring Operations, Engineering, and Field Support Group

Mooring Operations, Engineering, and Field Support Group

The Mooring Operations, Engineering, and Field Support Group is a full-service mooring group comprised of personnel from both the Department of Physical Oceanography, the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This group has the resources to provide complete, one-stop mooring services, including not only design and mooring fabrication, but also the coordination of logistics and at-sea support for all types of operations.

Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography (MISO) Facility

Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography (MISO) Facility

The intent of establishing the MISO Facility is to provide an adequate pool of commonly used and essential digital imaging equipment and associated sensors and acoustic transponders for various large-scale experiments and programs in the ocean sciences.

National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)

National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Facility

The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) was established with support from the National Science Foundation in 1989 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. NOSAMS provides analyses of 14C at natural abundance levels to the ocean sciences research community.

Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF)

Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF)

The NENIMF is one of only two National Ion Microprobe Facilities supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States of America. It is charged with providing first class service, scientific expertise and educational outreach activities to the research community in the U.S. and beyond.

Nutrient Analytical Facility

Nutrient Analytical Facility

The Nutrient Analytical Facility utilizes several state of the art methods and instruments for quantifying bio-element concentrations in environmental samples.

Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility

Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility provides specialized, state-of-the-art analytical services using instruments which would be prohibitively expensive for any single investigator to develop, operate and maintain. This facility primarily serves members of the WHOI Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, but is available to all investigators at the Institution and, as time and resources permit, to other researchers outside of the Woods Hole community.

 Plasma Mass Spectrometry Facility

Plasma Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Plasma Mass Spectrometry (or ICP) Facility is a laboratory for trace metal and isotope ratio measurements. It serves the marine and geochemists of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the greater academic community.