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Shore Operations

Marine Operations Office

The Vice President for Marine Facilities and Operations is located in the Marine Operations office as are the Administrator, Operations Coordinator, Resource Coordinator, and support staff.

38 Water St. MS# 37
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289-2359


  • Oversight for WHOI’s Vessels, Vehicles, Observatories as well as the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF).
  • Cruise Scheduling
  • Cruise Planning
  • Outfitting Ships
  • Liaison with Federal Agencies
  • Ship Budgets

Port Office

The Port Office is the main office for WHOI’s Ship Operations Group. This office is located at the center of the Iselin Marine Facility in the village of Woods Hole.

98 Water St. MS# 27
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289-2208


  • Daily Ship Operations
  • Provide resources for visiting ships
  • Safety Management IMS
  • Ship Security Plan
  • Ship Yard Planning
  • Ship Maintenance
  • Manage Fleet Broadband satellite communications for UNOLS vessels
The silhouette of the Research Vessel Knorr (right) and Oceanus (left) at sunset. (Karen Johnson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)