Research at the Institution’s Marine Policy Center (MPC) involves the application of economics and other social sciences to public policy issues connected to the world’s oceans and coastal areas.
Center for Ocean, Seafloor, and Marine Observing Systems
The goal of COSMOS is to establish, off the Northeast US, an ocean observing system capable of achieving WHOI’s scientific objectives in the region.
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research
For over a decade, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been instrumental in harnessing the depth of leadership and research excellence at WHOI in service of NOAA's mission and goals
Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region
The overall goal of CINAR is to engage NOAA and academic scientists in cutting-edge research that enables NOAA to make informed decisions about sustainable and beneficial management of the U.S. northeast continental shelf ecosystem.
Marine Mammal Center
The WHOI Marine Mammal Center is a virtual center focusing on issues affecting conservation of marine mammals and various other marine animals such as turtles.
Woods Hole Sea Grant Program
The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s national Sea Grant network of 32 programs. Collectively, Sea Grant promotes cooperation between government, academia, industry, scientists, and the private sector to foster science-based decisions leading to better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources.
Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health
The mission of the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH) is to improve the public health through enhancing our understanding of how oceanic processes affect the distribution and persistence of human pathogens and toxin-producing organisms in marine and coastal environments.