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The Associates Afternoon of Science is held every summer in Woods Hole. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Special Events

WHOI donors regularly are invited to on-campus events featuring thought-provoking lectures, poster sessions and informal social gatherings. In addition, events are held periodically in other locations.

WHOI Weekly Seminars

Throughout the year WHOI offers Weekly Seminars which Associates are invited to attend. Click here to visit the WHOI Weekly Calendar for a complete listing of lecture topics, speakers, seminar locations and times.

Associates Afternoon of Science and New Associates Orientation

Friday, June 27, 2014
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Senior Scientist
WHOI Associates are invited to join us for a presentation followed by dinner and science exhibits, beginning at 4 p.m. New Associates are invited to join Admiral Dick Pittenger at 2:30 p.m. for a dock tour and introduction to the Institution.

WHOI Retiree Reception

Monday, June 30, 2014
President and Director Susan K. Avery hosts a reception for former employees at 5 p.m.

1930 Society Field Trips (Members Only)

Monday, June 2, 2014 in Boston
Woods Hole Oceanographic researchers have been active in Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay for decades. On this expedition, guests will cruise with scientists who will discuss projects above and below the waterline, including coastal bluff changes, harbor pollution and marine mammal protection.

Friday, July 25, 2014 in Woods Hole
With concern among the public over the plume of radioactive ocean water from Fukushima arriving on the West Coast of North America, WHOI marine chemist Ken Buesseler launched a citizen science website to monitor radiation in the ocean. He will outline the project, then lead field trip participants to the lab to demonstrate how water samples are analyzed.

Friday, August 22, 2014 in Woods Hole
On a three-hour excursion aboard our coastal research vessel, Tioga, Guest Investigator Rob Reynolds and 1930 Society members will deploy a variety of instruments to study marine life in Vineyard Sound. 

Annual Paul M. Fye Society Dinner (Members Only)

August 21, 2014
Senior Scientist Glen Gawarkiewicz will join Fye Society member at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth to discuss how changing ocean currents impact fishing communities.