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Board & Corporation

Hardwick Simmons


Hardwick Simmons

President & Director Select

Mark Abbott

Mark A. Abbott, PhD

Mark A. Abbott will become president and director of WHOI on Oct. 1, 2015.

» Biography
» News Release

President & Director Emeritus

Susan Avery

Susan K. Avery, PhD

Susan K. Avery was the ninth director in the institution’s history from 2008 to 2015.

» Message from the President & Director Emeritus
» Statements & Presentations
» Biography

Research Department Chairs

Ocean Institute Directors

Matthew Charette

Coastal Ocean Institute

Matthew Charette, PhD

Carol Anne Clayson

Ocean & Climate Change Institute

Carol Anne Clayson, PhD

Timothy Shank

Ocean Exploration Institute

Timothy Shank, PhD

Simon Thorrold

Ocean Life Institute

Simon Thorrold, PhD