Center for Marine Robotics

Join the Center for Marine Robotics

Industry Sponsors

Corporate sponsorship of the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR) provides a privileged and sustained access to research and development in marine robotics conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Center’s academic partner institutions.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Establish a portfolio of sponsored research projects or define an engineering research program tailored to your company’s needs, with negotiated IP rights.
  • Support graduate students or postdoctoral investigators who will participate in your company’s sponsored research projects.
  • Place a company researcher in a CMR lab, with the prior approval of the participating CMR principal investigator.
  • Participate on a committee that selects and reviews the progress of innovative research projects proposed by CMR investigators and funded through a CMR members’ pool of funds.
  • Receive research progress reports and pre-prints.
  • Attend robotics seminars, courses and in-water demonstration of CMR technologies, and an annual research conference on the future of marine robotics.
  • Participate in an industry advisory committee meeting to provide recommendations on overall CMR direction and strategy.
  • Recruit robotic engineers and ocean scientists from the WHOI-MIT Joint Program.

Private Philanthropy

Private philanthropy is playing a large role in the creation of the Center for Marine Robotics, providing support for planning, hiring a director, defining the Center’s scope, and identifying priorities for the future. Further investment promises to speed the pace of innovation and enhance WHOI’s margin of excellence.

Several funding opportunities are available:
  » Center for Marine Robotics general support
  » CMR Fellowship support
  » Gifts to an accelerator fund to seed new projects
  » Funding of specific flagship projects

Each of these donor opportunities fund projects with promising scientific, education, industrial and military applications.  Support the center today »

Contact Us

Information about corporate sponsorship
Interim Director
Dana Yoerger, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Co-Director
Deep Submergence Laboratory
508 289-2608 | dyoerger@whoi.edu

Institutional Relations
Laurence Madin, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
508 289-2515 | lmadin@whoi.edu

Information about private philanthropy
Interim Chief Development Officer
Jayne Iafrate
508 289-2368 | jiafrate@whoi.edu

Last updated: February 26, 2014