Across departments and sometimes in collaboration with other organizations, WHOI staff contribute to a variety of Institution centers.

Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity

Dedicated to increasing scientific and public understanding of the sources, fate, and consequences of natural and human-made radioactive substances in the environment, in particular the oceans.

Center for Marine Robotics

Collaborating with industry sponsors, academic partners, and key government agencies to change the way people and machines work together in the marine environment.

Center for Ocean, Seafloor & Marine Observing Systems

COSMOS provides administrative, management and systems engineering oversight of large WHOI observatory and observing systems projects.

Marine Mammal Center

Using comprehensive basic research complemented by cutting-edge technology to solve major scientific and conservation problems.

Marine Policy Center

Conducting social scientific research that integrates economics, policy analysis, and law with the Institution’s basic research in ocean sciences.

Woods Hole Center for Oceans & Human Health

Enhancing understanding of how oceanic processes affect the distribution and persistence of human pathogens and toxin producing organisms.