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About WHOI

WHOI brings together the brightest minds in ocean science research and engineering to explore undiscovered areas, test new ideas, and develop innovative technologies to better understand and manage the ocean.

Vessels & Vehicles of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The brochure provides a glimpse of the principal vessels and vehicles operated—and sometimes built—by WHOI scientists, engineers, and crew members.

Welcome to Woods Hole

Woods Hole, a village in the Town of Falmouth on the southwestern corner of Cape Cod, is a world center for marine, biomedical, and environmental science.

Places to Visit in Woods Hole

Interesting places to visit in Woods Hole with location and hours of operation.

A Brief History of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

At its founding in 1930 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joined an already thriving scientific community in the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Alvin: Past, Present, and Future

Read more about Alvin's accomplishments, what it's like to dive in Alvin, and what's in store for the nation's hardest-working deep-sea submersible.

Research Vessel Knorr

The WHOI ship that helped discover the RMS Titanic and hydrothermal vents. Learn about Knorr's history and accomplishments.

Climate Change

Highlights of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Report and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Research on the Ocean's Role on Climate Change

The Arctic and Climate Change

Despite its remoteness, the Arctic Ocean is a critical and highly vulnerable component in the interconnected “machine” that regulates Earth’s climate.