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The mission of the web staff is to facilitate the timely electronic dissemination of oceanographic information, especially the work of WHOI investigators and students, and support the web needs of the WHOI community.

  • Improve experience at and attract additional visitors
  • Provide web-based tools and applications to increase efficiency and effectiveness of WHOI staff
  • Enable content owners to manage their web content with minimal technical effort
  • Convey at the excitement and breadth of WHOI investigators’ and students’ science and engineering research

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I need a personal website. How do I go about this?
A. Homepage Builderis a web-based application that allows WHOI scientists, students, and staff to easily create a personal web site. Includes contact information, CV, projects, publications, and photo galleries

Q. How do I create a non-personal website (e.g. lab/group, class, project)
A. Site Builder Lite is a web-based application that allows WHOI scientists, students, and staff to easily create a one level web site.Functionality includes the ability to add images, video/audio/flash, related links and files, and sidebars.
Graphics is available to create graphics/animation/video made for your site.

Q. Is there a centralized staff directory?
A. We are currently working on a centralized staff directory (ConnectWHOI) where you will be able to change your personal information through a web-based application (MyWHOI).

Q. WHO maintains
A. There are various groups who maintain the pages on Communications maintains the main pages, including the homepage, general information pages, media resources, the online version of the annual report, and Oceanus magazine online. 

Q.  How do I create a blog for an upcoming research cruise or research trip I am going on?
A. Contact Ken Kostel in the Web group.  Ken can help WHOI researchers, engineers, and students at the Institution set up blogs while they are at sea or in the field.

The departments, institutes, academic programs, and marine operations each have a web administrator within to maintain their websites with the help of Institutional web staff.

Communications is currently working with the various departments and groups in a redesign of external

Q. How do I find out how many people are visiting my site(s)

A Web Communications maintains a statistics program, called WebTrends, that tracks web statistics. Please contact the webg group ( if you would like to have your site tracked.

Who we are
Danielle Fino, Group Manager, x3624, Bell House

Ken Kostel,Web Science Writer/Editor, x3771, Bell House

Dina Pandya, Design and Information Architecture, x3754, Bell House

Last updated: February 14, 2012

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