The birth of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1930 arrived simultaneously with berths for scientists aboard Atlantis. Together, the new institution and ship heralded a new era of oceanographic exploration. Much has changed over the past three-quarters of a century, but some things have not: WHOI still provides exceptional access to the sea, and WHOI scientists, engineers, technicians, and students still resolutely head into the fieldto the seafloor in the submersible Alvin; into rough winter seas off Cape Hatteras aboard R/V Oceanus; in "dormitory" boats along channels of the Danube Delta; or even, just for fun, in "unboats" to celebrate our 75th anniversary.
Past changes in World Heritage site offer lessons for proposed river projects
Interviews with the pilots who take Alvin to the deep
A small but fast-growing volcano appears inside the crater of a mammoth underwater volcano off Samoa
A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites
Science team discovers potential navigation hazard near research station