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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's premier independent organization dedicated exclusively to ocean research, technology, and education. We combine state-of-the-art science, engineering, and ship operations to unravel the mysteries of the deep and devise science-based solutions to planet-wide problems.


📣 This week, several #WHOI climate scientists and #MIT_WHOI joint program students are heading to @cop28uaeofficial in #Dubai to participate in panel discussions and call for #science-based, #ocean-focused #climate #solutions.⁠
🌊 With 34 other global marine science and philanthropy organizations, WHOI is hosting an #OceanPavilion inside the @un conference’s official meeting area, or #BlueZone. The Ocean Pavilion creates a collaborative space for leaders in ocean science, engineering, policy and philanthropy to highlight the ocean’s critical role in climate solutions.⁠
📲 Learn more about how we're making waves at #COP28 at the link in bio!⁠
The world’s largest iceberg is on the move for the first time in 30 years. The mineral dust it leaves behind as it melts can have a profound impact on ocean life.⁠
#WHOI scientist Catherine Walker explains to @BBC what makes these icebergs so life-giving. Read the article at #linkinbio
🌊 Marine carbon dioxide removal (#mCDR) has a lot of promise for stabilizing the climate, but funding remains a challenge. That's why #WHOI Trustee Sarah Johnson made a major gift to support innovative projects at WHOI.⁠
This #GivingTuesday, find out what motivates donors like Johnson to advance #ocean-based #climate #solutions. 📲 Link in bio!⁠
📸 by @the_hentzoriginal © WHOI
🦑 Dive into generosity this #GivingTuesday with the perfect gift: a #WHOI membership! ⁠
🚀 Our members support vital ocean research, help launch careers, and make a lasting impact to the future of our ocean planet.⁠
🌊 Join the wave of positive change! Find your path to membership at the link in bio!⁠
⁉️ Could adding #iron to the #ocean boost its ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? ⁠
Scientists are looking into whether iron “fertilizer” could stimulate #phytoplankton blooms like the one seen here in the Barents Sea. Theoretically, these tiny plant-like organisms could take up more CO2 through photosynthesis and cause that carbon to sink to the deep ocean.⁠
#WHOI’s Dennis McGillicuddy and Ken Buesseler spoke to @mongabay about the need for careful research on this topic. Find out more at the link in bio! ⁠
📸 courtesy of NOAA
📣 Last call for our Holiday #CyberSale!⁠
🌊 Unique treasures like the Alvin Sketch t-shirt, @capeclasp beanies, and Sea Exploration puzzle are 15% off with code CYBER2023.⁠
⏰ Act now, the waves of savings sail away at midnight. Dive into savings at!


WHOI is at the forefront of groundbreaking science and technology development, unlocking the mysteries of our ocean, its connections to life on Earth, and solutions it may hold to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

Our scientists and engineers lead more than 800 concurrent projects, tackling some of the most challenging and important problems of our time, from climate change and ocean pollution to sustainable food and energy production.

We operate a fleet of research vessels and vehicles, including two large ships (R/V Neil Armstrong and R/V Atlantis), a smaller coastal research vessel, the iconic human-occupied submersible Alvin, and dozens of other underwater robots.

Through our higher education programs, including the prestigious MIT-WHOI Joint Program, we train new generations of ocean scientists, engineers, and leaders-providing access to cutting edge facilities and unparalleled access to the sea.

WHOI plays a leading role in ocean communications, sharing our insights and knowledge about the ocean to the general public, policymakers, educators, and more, so we can make wise decisions about our ocean, our planet, and our future.


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