Access to the Sea Fund


The unique partnership of science and engineering at WHOI nurtures vast technological advances. Some examples include:

  • Laboratory on a Ship: Miniaturized sensors and digital imagery developed at WHOI now allow in situ, real-time analysis of chemical and biological measurements that previously took months in shore-based laboratories.
  • Eyes in the Ocean: Development of new generations of vehicles, like the Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle (RHOV), the deep-diving Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicles (HROV), and Sentry, will allow even the most remote part of the seafloor to be explored and studied.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Moored buoys and seafloor observatories, like those used at the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory and off Hawaii, now allow us to observe the oceans continuously over many months or years, regardless of weather.