Reports & Statements


WHOI Position on Research Independence and Integrity

WHOI’s fundamental methods and scientific standards do not change based on funding. Researchers are free to propose and pursue investigations guided by their interests and expertise.

Progress Report on Innovation: An American Imperative (pdf)

A call to action by American industry, higher education, science, and engineering leaders urging Congress to enact policies and make investments that ensure the United States remains the global innovation leader.

Statement of the Coalition for National Security Research (pdf)

For the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate Defense Basic Research and Science & Technology (S&T) Funding for Fiscal Year 2019.

Testimony in Support of the NSF and its Investment in Geoscience Research, Infrastructure, and Education (pdf)

Written testimony before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science Committee on  Appropriations, April 27, 2018.

Letter from CNSF on FY2018 NSF Funding (pdf)

Members of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) urge leadership of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, in the wake of new discretionary budget caps included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, to  fund NSF at $8 billion for FY2018 to help the United States remain globally competitive.

Letter to Congressional Leadership on Budget Caps and Investment in Science (pdf)

Letter dated 2/6/2018 from the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) signed by 95 businesses, scientific and engineering societies, and universities (including WHOI) urging Congressional leaders to reach a bipartisan budget deal that raises the sequestration level budget caps for both defense and non-defense programs.