The R/V Neil Armstrong is scheduled for completion by 2014 and will eventually replace R/V Knorr. It will continue WHOI's proud tradition of seagoing oceanography that is the driving force behind the Institution's leadership in ocean science and engineering.
With funding from the Moore Foundation and the NSF, WHOI’s Ken Buesseler led a June 2011 expedition off Japan to assess the levels and dispersion of radioactive substances in the Pacific and to determine the extent to which radionuclides are accumulated in marine life.
When the Hermann Foundation learned that the Institution required support for young scientists so they can pursue the most promising avenues of oceanographic research at a critical point in their careers, the response was immediate.
Portions of WHOI's Woods Hole Village campus are open to the public via guided tours weekdays during the summer. In addition, the Institution regularly hosts special events that allow visitors an up-close look at ocean science.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a world leader in ocean science because its people share a common set of goals: to interpret the past and understand the present; to invent the technology that enables exploration of the unknown; to inform ocean policy and encourage conservation; to take science to application; and to educate for the future.
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That entrepreneurial spirit lives on today, thanks to the investment our donors continue to make in WHOI. Private support for WHOI provides the seed money for high-risk, high-reward projects. Every gift advances scientific discovery by allowing our talented researchers to find creative solutions to the world's most difficult problems. Every gift also has the potential to leverage exponentially greater federal support. Please make a gift today.
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