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Upcoming Events

Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit: From Penguins to Polar Bears: Impacts of Climate Change

Saturday, May 4, 2014 & Sunday, May 11, 2014 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Community Hall, Woods Hole

Archived Events

From Penguins to Polar Bears: Impacts of Climate Change

From Penguins to Polar Bears: Impacts of Climate Change

Sunday, May 4, 2014 • 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium

Morss Colloquium: Fukushima and the Ocean

Morss Colloquiumt: Fukushima and the Ocean

Thursday, May 9, 2013 • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
An examination of natural and human sources of radiation in the ocean, what was released from Fukushima and its impact on marine ecosystems and human health.

Deep Ocean Exploration

Public Event: Deep Ocean Exploration: Trenches

Saturday, August 24, 2013 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Event: White Sharks, Gray Seals

Public Event: White Sharks, Gray Seals

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Chasing the Cape's Most Charismatic Predators

Seamounts & Canyons

Mytilus Seamount and Northeast Canyons

July to August 2013
A team of scientists and technicians at sea and on shore will explore the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats off the Northeast Coast of the U.S. via live web stream.

Hands on Science

Hands-on Science Open House

Saturday, May 25, 2012 • Rinehart Coastal Research Center

ScienceOnline2013 Watch Parties

ScienceOnline2013 Watch Parties

Jan. 31, and Feb. 4, 5, 11, and 13, 2013

Titanic in 3D

Public Event: Titanic in 3D
An Archaeological Exploration

Saturday, September 8, 2012 • Redfield Auditorium

Ocean's Acid Test

Public Event: Ocean's Acid Test

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • 6-9 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Consequences of Rising CO2 Emissions for Life in Our Ocean

Probing Tornadoes with Mobile Doppler Radars

Probing Tornadoes with Mobile Doppler Radars

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 • 5 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Sears Lecture
Professor Howard Bluestein, University of Oklahoma

"What is a Sanctuary?" Discussion Forum

Friday, July 20, 2012 • 2-4 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Part of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Fisheries 20th Anniversary Celebration in Woods Hole

Pioneer Array

Public Event: Pioneering New Ocean Science Frontiers

Saturday, September 17, 2011 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Come to see, listen and learn more about ocean observatories off our coast.

Knorr Tour

Public Event: Tour the Knorr

Sunday, August 7, 2011 • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The research vessel used to discover Titanic and the hydrothermal vents.

Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan

Public Event: On Growth and Form: Geometry, Physics and Biology

Thursday, August 4, 2011 • 2 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole, MA
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program Sears Lecture

Life from the Galapagos Rift

Peanut Butter Club Presents: Live from the Galápagos Rift

Friday, July 15, 2011 • Noon • Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Watch live streaming video of scientists exploring the Galápagos Rift where life at hydrothermal vents was first discovered.

Alvin Event

Public Event: Meet the Sub Alvin

Sunday, October 17, 2010 • Noon to 5:00 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Get up close with the hardest working deep-diving research sub in the U.S.

Oil Spill Forum

Public Forum: WHOI in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, July 29, 2010 • 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Learn about how the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is helping with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

WHOI Seagrant

Oceans Alive 2008

Sea Grant's popular lecture series, "Oceans Alive: Plain Talk on Current Topics in Marine Science Presented for the General Public" will be held Tuesdays in April.

A Conversation with Astronaut Suni Williams

A Conversation with Astronaut Suni Williams

On Wednesday, September 12, astronaut Suni Williams will share her experience of living and working in space at a public talk in MBL's Lillie Auditorium at 4 p.m.