The week of May 16th, a panel of nearly 150 leaders of large research infrastructure programs visited WHOI for the Annual Review Meeting for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). This large-scale initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), will create an integrated system of instrumented platforms in the world’s oceans to observe and monitor complex ocean processes. WHOI—with partners Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Oregon State University—will construct and install observing infrastructure in coastal and open ocean sites around the globe as part of the OOI. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)