For Students

  • Carolyn Garrity, a 2013 Summer Student Fellow from the University of Maine, searches for specimens of benthic organisms in sediment collected from the bottom of Buzzards Bay. Each year the Fellows take a one-day cruise aboard the R/V Tioga to get hands-on experience with oceanographic sampling methods and data collection. During her time at WHOI, Garrity worked with physical oceanographer Steve Elgar on understanding waves, currents, and sand movement in nearshore and surf zones. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Marine Careers

Oceanographers are individuals highly trained in one of the basic scientific disciplines: biology, physics, geology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or a combination of these fields.


Learn about the science being done at WHOI through interactive guides and illustrations.

Online Expeditions

Get your class involved and join scientists as they explore and study the oceans.

Student Research

Read about the science being done by MIT/WHOI Joint Program students.

Ocean Instruments

How they work, what they do and why they do it.

Summer Opportunities for Children

A list of summer opportunities for children in the local Cape Cod area is maintained by Woods Hole Sea Grant.