Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 


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WHOI People
WHOI personnel in 2004 totaled 1,092

Research Funding
The $7-million increase in research funding (up 7 percent over 2003) was driven mianly by growth in funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Navy funding is down as the Navy increases its emphasis on applied research.





1.Endowment comprises cash and securities to provide income for maintenance of the organization. Market value is as of December 31.

2.Total operating revenue is total funding of the Institutionís research and education programs, including a component of endowment income appropriated for operations during the financial year ending December 31. See Financial Statement, Note 2.

3.Total operating expense is cost incurred in support of research, education, and operations during the financial year ending December 31. See Financial Statement, Note 2.
Financial Trends
By 2004 we recovered the endowment principle lost in the market downturn since 2001, while distributing more than $13 million per year since then to support our science. Our endowment ended 2004 at $291 million, with a 12% annual average rate of return, outperforming our benchmark.



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Mail: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.
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