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Profiles & Interviews

Who is Peter de Menocal? A Conversation with WHOI’s new President & Director

October 29, 2020

On October 1st, Dr. Peter de Menocal assumed the role of President & Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the 11th person to hold that title since the Institution was founded in 1930. In a wide-ranging conversation, we meet the man and the scientist—and get a glimpse of what WHOI’s future may hold under his leadership.

Microplastics research gets critical private funding

October 26, 2020

With the backing of a handful of family foundations, WHOI is launching a Marine Microplastics Innovation Accelerator to help answer some of the most pressing—and foundational—questions about marine microplastics and their impacts

Amala Mahadavan

5 Questions with Dr. Amala Mahadevan

October 22, 2020

WHOI physical oceanographer sheds light on the climate-critical link between ocean currents and plankton

For Mark Baumgartner, Whale Safe is the natural evolution of WHOI’s work with passive acoustics

October 19, 2020

Mark Baumgartner is an expert ocean listener who’s research is providing the groundwork for a new system to reduce ship collisions with whales

Carl Hartsfield

REMUS Group gets new director

September 24, 2020

Former Naval Officer Carl Hartsfield becomes WHOI’s newest director of the REMUS group

Rick Murray

To sail, not to drift

July 30, 2020

Navigating a changing ecosystem, funding marine science, and finding hope—WHOI Deputy Director Rick Murray charts the course toward our ocean’s future.

Art Maxwell

Celebrating an oceanographic life

July 1, 2020

WHOI looks back at the legacy of co-founder of MIT-WHOI Joint Program, former Director of Research and Provost at WHOI, Art Maxwell

Carin Ashjian

Arctic researcher returns home to a pandemic

May 28, 2020

Lessons on Small Space Living from a Submarine Pilot

May 13, 2020

After over 80 research trips and 380 deep-sea dives in submersible HOV Alvin, pilot Bruce Strickrott has learned a thing or two about living in confined spaces. Here are his tips on living a healthy life for all of us quarantined at home.

Mark Abbott

WHOI CEO on the connection between Human Health and Ocean Health

May 3, 2020

A conversation between Mark Abbott, President and Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving.