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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Public Open House September 10

September 1, 2005

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is celebrating 75 years of ocean research, education and exploration in 2005 with a series of activities this summer and fall.

A public open house, the first in 25 years, will be held Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Institution’s two campuses in Woods Hole. Laboratories will be open to allow visitors an opportunity to meet staff and learn about Institution activities, and visitors will be able to see the reconfigured Quissett Campus and two new buildings scheduled to open later this fall.

Among the attractions will be several robotic vehicles and the coastal research vessel Tioga, scientific exhibits and demonstrations, videos and twenty talks on subjects ranging from right whales and red tides to coastal erosion and archaeological mapping in Greek waters.

Shuttle buses will run between the two campuses and parking will be available in the lots of various Woods Hole research institutions.

Founded in 1930 to help advance the role of the United States in worldwide oceanographic research, WHOI has grown from a summer laboratory to a year-round global research operation. The Institution has a staff and student population of more than 1,000 people working and studying on two campuses in Woods Hole and at research locations around the world.  Its seagoing facilities include three large research vessels, several smaller boats, the submersible Alvin, and a fleet of deep-diving remotely operated and autonomous vehicles.

Further information about the open house and other anniversary activities is posted on the web at or by calling the WHOI Information Office at 508-289-2252.