General WHOI Information
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, established in 1930, is the largest independent oceanographic laboratory in the world. The staff, which numbers approximately 1000, includes scientists, engineers, technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting fellows from around the world. The present President and Director of WHOI can be seen on the current WHOI organizational chart.
WHOI's ships carry investigators throughout the world's oceans to conduct highly diverse research that ranges from tracking currents and pollutants in coastal waters to examining ancient climates by the study of frozen polar ice. The deep-diving research submarine ALVIN is a testament to WHOI's leadership in deep submergence engineering.
Personnel & Benefits Information
The following is a listing of miscellaneous Institution Benefits, Activities, and Programs available to most WHOI personnel. Ask your sponsor if you qualify for certain benefits.
STOCK ROOM -- Smith (MWThF; 8am- 4pm, Tu 8am-3.15pm; Phone Ext. 2282; (all personal sales are cash/check only)
EXHIBIT CENTER -- School Street, Woods Hole
Student Services & Information
Direct all enquiries to the Academic Programs Office.
Intenational Postdocs may find the information from the National Postdoctoral Association helpful.
Almost every weekday there is a scientific talk by WHOI or neighboring institution staff or visiting scientists, a computer user group meeting, or committee presentations. The Weekly Calendar of Events (also known as the Yellow Sheet) listing talks and other activities is published weekly by WHOI's Public Information Office and posted on bulletin boards throughout the institution.
INSTITUTION SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
Information about WHOI activities and other events in the community can also be found posted on bulletin boards throughout the institution's buildings, and listed in the town newspaper, the Falmouth Enterprise.