Centers

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

Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity (CMER)

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 (CMR)

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)

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

Center on Air-Sea Interactions and Marine Atmospheric Sciences (CASIMAS)

CASIMAS brings together observationalists, cutting-edge engineers, theoreticians, satellite remote sensing experts, and high-resolution climate modelers, to produce innovations in observations and modeling aimed at improving our understanding and predictions of extreme events, seasonal weather patterns, and climate-scale variability with a focus on the coupled ocean-atmosphere system.

Marine Mammal Center (MMC)

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

Marine Policy Center (MPC)

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 (WHCOHH)

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