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The WHOI Corporation advises and supports our mission of understanding the ocean’s influence on our planet while fostering learning and camaraderie among its members.

WHOI Corporation Members are committed to:

Advancement through annual giving that underwrites the institution’s role as an incubator and proving ground for ocean science, engineering and exploration that is among the best in the world.  A good starting point for support is at the $10,000 level.

Ambassadorship that includes promoting WHOI engagement and soliciting financial support. Represent the Institution in their local communities and networks.

Advice through the devotion of time, attention, and resources to WHOI, including attending meetings and events and providing support through member  areas of expertise such as marketing, finance, philanthropy and risk management.

Corporation Benefits

Insider access to ocean science and technology, including invitations, private science presentations, unique tours and meetings with scientists, and special events;

Participation in twice yearly Corporation meetings at WHOI;

Directory of Board and Corporation Members;

Global adventure travel with a purpose on expeditions around the globe with the WHOI Travel Program;

A network of like-minded people who share a passion for the ocean and science in service of society;

Non-partisan, objective information from WHOI’s ocean discovery magazine, Oceanus, and its weekly e-newsletter OceanInsights.

WHOI gear, including Corporation Member lapel pin, boating pennant, and clothing items, plus discounts at the WHOI store and at more than 250 science museums;

Recognition of member leadership in the annual report and other WHOI publications; and

An exclusive association with one of the premier organizations in the world for ocean research and to make a meaning contribution to its continued success.

To learn more, contact Court Clayton,, 508-289-2545.

How to Join

Active Corporation Membership

This membership is by nomination/invitation and confers a rare, insider’s opportunity to join WHOI’s scientists and engineers on a continuous voyage of exploration and discovery with the ultimate goal of fostering a deeper understanding of how the ocean supports and shapes life on Earth.

For details about WHOI Corporation nomination, contact Court Clayton, 289-2545.

Supporting Corporation Membership

No time to be an active member? Support the Corporation with a leadership donation of $10,000 or more to be listed in our annual report and other print materials.