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Research Highlights

Oceanus Magazine

alvin blue print

The story of a “champion” submersible

May 30, 2024

Alvin’s humble origins began alongside Wheaties cereal

Ocean_Cable

A cabled ocean

April 18, 2024

Internet cables on the seafloor could advance how we track changes in the Arctic

cold case

A cold case, filed

December 6, 2023

A year after East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf collapsed, an expert uses forensic evidence to uncover what happened

Jason Underwater

3 memorable Jason Dives

September 28, 2023

Volcanoes, vents, and creatures of the deep through the lens of ROV Jason

emperor penguins and ECHO

Up close and personal

August 30, 2023

Ocean robots work alongside marine animals to study their behavior

News Releases

rough seas - subsurface buoy

Ocean Observatories Initiative‘s Pioneer Array Relocating to Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight

February 21, 2023

New location offers opportunities for new science observations with continued open access

Titanic

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution releases rare video footage from the first submersible dives to RMS Titanic

February 15, 2023

In the submersible Alvin, the mission was the first time humans set eyes on the wreck since it sank nearly 75 years earlier.

alvin ieee award

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution honored with IEEE Milestone for Technical Innovation and Excellence

October 27, 2022

HOV Alvin recognized as one of world’s most important deep-sea scientific instruments

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives Seagriculture Innovation Awards

October 5, 2022

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)-led teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects, presented at the first annual Seagriculture Conference USA 2022 in Portland, Maine.

Human-occupied vehicle Alvin successfully completes science verification

August 23, 2022

After three weeks in the Puerto Rico trench and Mid Cayman Rise, Alvin is certified to return to research with its new max depth of ~4 miles

News & Insights

A robot lives in this Antarctic penguin colony. It’s trying to save them

May 6, 2022

Fisherman strengthen science

January 27, 2022

Fishing community and OOI scientists unite to study how the ocean is changing & what it means for global fishing industries

WHOI builds bridges with Arctic Indigenous communities

February 10, 2021

NSF program fosters collaboration between indigenous communities and traditional scientists, allowing WHOI’s autonomous vehicles to shed light on a changing Arctic

WHOI-assisted study finds ocean dumping of DDT waste was “sloppy”

October 29, 2020

An investigative report this week in the LA Times features the work of WHOI’s marine geochemistry lab in identifying the discarded barrels and analyzing samples from the discovery.

DUNEX Pilot Program map allows you to explore an intensive coastal study

July 6, 2020

DUNEX is a multi-agency, academic and stakeholder collaborative community experiment to study nearshore processes during coastal storms. Use this ArcGIS map to learn more about all the project sites along the North Carolina coastline.