The Coastal Ocean Institute (COI) promotes scientific inquiry into phenomena that shape our coastal waters and ecosystems. Through research grants, scientific gatherings, and the development of state-of-the-art facilities, COI encourages interdisciplinary research and innovative technology development.
Deep Ocean Exploration Institute
The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute (DOEI) fosters multi-disciplinary study of physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes in all these areas and in the planet’s interior, and development of the technology needed to access environments at and below the seafloor.
Ocean & Climate Change Institute
The Ocean and Climate Change Institute (OCCI) uses its energies and resources to advance the knowledge of "How the Ocean works in the Earth's Changing Climate System" by acting across WHOI departmental structures, blending education, research, access to the sea, and outreach to achieve its goals.
Ocean Life Institute
The Ocean Life Institute (OLI) explores the oceans' extraordinary diversity of lifefrom microbes to whalesto identify ways to sustain healthy marine environments and to learn about the origin and evolution of life on Earth and perhaps other planetary bodies.