Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A
Type of Organization: Independent non-profit
Funding: Government grants and contracts, foundation and private donations, industry contracts. Annual operating budget of $215 million
Research Areas: A wide range of topics related to ocean and earth science and marine policy; including interdisciplinary work related to the coastal ocean, ocean life, ocean exploration, and climate change
People: Approximately 950 employees, including more than 500 scientists, engineers, ship's crew, and technicians
Academics: Accredited by NEASC; Ph.D. and M.S. degrees offered in partnership with MIT; postdoctoral, undergraduate, summer, and guest student programs; more than 950 alumni/ae, including many in leadership positions in ocean science and policy worldwide
National Facilities: National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF); National Ocean Sciences Accelerated Mass Spectrometer (NOSAMS); Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF)
We have nearly 1,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff whose goal is to help improve understanding of the ocean's importance to the planet and to society. Their curiosity, creativity, and commitment make us one of the best known and most esteemed names in ocean science, research, and exploration.
WHOI combines an unparalleled breadth of experience, insight, and resources with a deeply ingrained culture of curiosity and innovation to pursue creative solutions to timely problems. This makes us one of the most tested and technically advanced centers of pure and applied ocean research and exploration.
At a time of unparalleled change and difficult decisions, WHOI is a source of reliable knowledge and insight for scientists, legislators, business people, and the public. We have the tools, experience, and perspective that improve understanding of the ocean and help develop solutions needed to meet global challenges.