To focus its activities, OLI has established three theme areas for research and technology.


OLI supports research grants from WHOI investigators in all departments, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and new approaches consistent with OLI themes. Proposals are reviewed by an ad-hoc panel and awards made for 2-year periods.

Liquid Jungle Lab

Wild and remote, the Pacific coast of Panama looks like paradise. A new facility located there will offer scientists a unique research opportunity.

WHOI Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center at WHOI uses comprehensive basic research complemented by cutting-edge technology to solve major scientific and conservation problems.