What do people do at WHOI? Swash
Global Staff GraphicThe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a vibrant community of individuals dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. The director of the Institution is Robert Gagosian, Ph.D. The 850-plus staff members of the Institution -- scientists, engineers, ships' crews, pilots, technicians, analysts, educators, communicators, artisans, information specialists, fund raisers, administrators, volunteers, supporters, and more -- are involved in over 350 research projects, educational activities, scientific conferences and events, and administrative endeavors year-round. (The Institution's organizational chart is provided separately.)

On the open oceans in all corners of the globe, and in laboratories in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, WHOI scientists . . .

Scientists and students enrolled in WHOI's education programs follow their curiosity together in partnerships that bring fresh insights into our watery planet. All other members of this community support these endeavors. Together, this versatile mix of individuals ensures that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution maintains its world-renowned reputation as a leader in ocean science.

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Last updated June 22, 2004

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