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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Visits Woods Hole

(From left to right): WHOI Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering Rick Murray, Mass. Congressman William Keating, Mass. Senator Edward Markey, WHOI's Carl Hartsfield, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and WHOI President and Director Peter de Menocal. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
(From left to right): WHOI Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering Rick Murray, Mass. Congressman William Keating, Mass. Senator Edward Markey, WHOI's Carl Hartsfield, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and WHOI President and Director Peter de Menocal. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A delegation of U.S., state, and local leaders including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Sen. Edward Markey, and Congressman William Keating view the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereid Under Ice during a tour of the WHOI dock to learn about the Institution's role in Massachusetts' blue tech economy. (Photo by Ken Kostel, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A delegation of U.S., state, and local leaders including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Sen. Edward Markey, and Congressman William Keating view the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereid Under Ice during a tour of the WHOI dock to learn about the Institution's role in Massachusetts' blue tech economy. (Photo by Ken Kostel, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

On June 4, 2021, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was joined by Senator Edward Markey, Congressman William Keating, State Senator Susan Moran, and State Representative Dylan Fernandez came to Woods Hole to visit WHOI’s Iselin Marine Facility and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The Secretary came at the invitation of Sen. Markey to learn more about what makes this tiny village a global leader in ocean research, exploration, and education. Woods Hole is an active, broad-based scientific community and the center of critical efforts to fight climate change, support coastal communities, and help support a blue economy.

Learn more about their visit here.

Watch a recording of remarks by Sec. Raimondo, Sen. Markey, and Rep. Keating at the end of their visit below.