Departments, Centers & Labs
Nearly 400 scientists and engineers at WHOI are organized into one of six research divisions and also address a range of cross-disciplinary issues through several centers, labs, and groups, as well as four Ocean Institutes.
Focusing on research into ocean processes from the turbulent surf zone to the abyssal depths.
Studying the biology of marine organisms, their spatial & temporal distributions, and their complex interactions.
Using chemical analyses in the field and lab to model and observe ocean processes to help better understand how the global ocean works.
Conducting social scientific research that integrates economics, policy analysis, and law with basic research in ocean sciences.
WHOI scientists run a variety of labs and groups that investigate questions across departments and disciplines. Browse by
Across departments and sometimes in collaboration with other organizations, WHOI staff contribute to a variety of Institution centers.