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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and IFREMER renew their partnership

December 3, 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Today, leaders at two of the world’s leading ocean science institutions signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) extending their working partnership in the exploration, study, and protection of the world’s oceans.

The MOU was signed […]

COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration

Ocean Pavilion Partners Unveil COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration

November 20, 2023

Declaration recognizes the critical role of the ocean in regulating climate change, calls for increased ocean observations

Multicorer Recovery

Evidence of Climate Change in the North Atlantic can be Seen in the Deep Ocean, Study Finds

November 17, 2023

Woods Hole, Mass. -Evidence of climate change in the North Atlantic during the last 1,000 years can be seen in the deep ocean, according to a newly published paper led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and […]

Tiger Shark

New Study Sheds Light on Why Some Animals Dive to The Dark, Deep Sea

November 7, 2023

Data from over 300 tags on large marine predators, along with shipboard sonar, point to the ecological importance of the ocean’s twilight zone

Ocean Pavilion returns to the UN Climate Conference with Call for Ocean Science to Lead Climate Solutions

November 6, 2023

In year extreme weather events driven by rising marine temperatures, the ocean will take center stage at COP28 in Dubai November 30 – December 12

Woods Hole, Mass. – A group of the world’s leading ocean scientific, philanthropic, and other stakeholder […]

Scientists Discover Additional Healthy Deep-sea Coral Reefs and New Seamounts in the Galápagos

November 1, 2023

Stunning 800 meter-long coral reef discovered with Schmidt Ocean Institute’s underwater robot off Galápagos Islands

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador- Scientists examining underwater cliff ecosystems onboard research vessel Falkor(too) using the 4,500 meter robot, ROV SuBastian, have discovered two pristine coral reefs in […]

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Fall 2023: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Trustee and Corporation Members

October 27, 2023

Woods Hole, MA – At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Fall Joint Meeting of the Board and Corporation today, Institution leaders elected two new Trustees and seven new Corporation Members.

“It is an honor to welcome these new volunteer leaders to WHOI,” […]

Earth carbon reservoirs

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives $8.5 million in Department of Energy funding for mCDR research

October 26, 2023

Woods Hole, Mass – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is one of the ten organizations selected for funding to accelerate the development of marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) technology. mCDR techniques take advantage […]

Ribbon cutting of RWH trail

Interactive Climate Tour Opens in Woods Hole

October 25, 2023

A diverse group of community members, local businesses, government officials, and science institutions came together yesterday to officially launch a self-guided climate walking trail in the village of Woods Hole. The ResilientWoodsHole (RWH) Climate Walking Trail opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Woods Hole Waterfront Park.

Sargassum Patch

Study Clearly Identifies Nutrients as a Driver of the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

October 11, 2023

Findings could lead to locating nutrient sources and providing management options

New Study Finds That the Gulf Stream is Warming and Shifting Closer to Shore

October 9, 2023

WHOI scientists document changes in the Gulf Stream using two decades of measurements from Argo floats and Spray underwater gliders

Woods Hole, MA (Oct. 9, 2023) – The Gulf Stream is intrinsic to the global climate system, bringing warm waters from […]

Lisa Beal communicating to the bridge

New Study Definitively Confirms Gulf Stream Weakening

September 25, 2023

The Gulf Stream – which is a major ocean current off the U.S. East Coast and a part of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation – plays an important role in weather and climate, and a weakening could have significant implications.

Heather Benway

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Heather Benway Receives AGU Honor

September 21, 2023

Heather Benway, a senior research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the recipient of the 2023 Ocean Science Award from the American Geological Union (AGU).

Florida coral reef

Innovative Techniques Provide New Means to Monitor Coral Reef Health

September 21, 2023

These new techniques, which look at microbes and dissolved metabolites of reefs, offer a new means to examine reef features and have broad conservation applications.

El Gordo hydrothermal chimney

WHOI tapped by NSF to lead OOI Program Management for an Additional Five Years

September 21, 2023

The OOI collects and serves measurements from more than 900 autonomous instruments on the seafloor and on moored and free-swimming platforms.

WHOI chemist given prestigious award

September 8, 2023

The award recognizes individuals who “materially increase the public’s knowledge of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields.”

Ocean Agency

WHOI Awarded Funding to Support Research and Development of Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

September 7, 2023

WHOI researchers are among the 17 projects that have been awarded funding by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC)

A new framework for oceanographic research

August 24, 2023

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC) framework “enables remote participants to conduct shipboard operations and control robotic manipulators.

Mako Shark

Top Fish Predators Could Suffer Wide Loss of Suitable Habitat by 2100 Due to Climate Change

August 9, 2023

The impacts of climate change on habitats are already evident

Woods Hole, MA – A study of 12 species of highly migratory fish predators-including sharks, tuna, and billfish such as marlin and swordfish-finds that most of them will encounter widespread losses […]

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins Communicate in “Motherese” with Their Offspring

June 26, 2023

Findings are comparable to human mothers, caregivers who modify their speech to infants and children