Profiles & Interviews

A 'WHOI Way' of Doing Things

A ‘WHOI Way’ of Doing Things

July 23, 2010

People who have worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution know it in their bones. People who work with WHOI feel…

fat chance Ben van Mooy

Fat Chance

July 1, 2010

A fatty compound responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic may hold unexpected promise in…

Science in Service to the Nation

Science in Service to the Nation

July 1, 2010

In 1863, as the Civil War raged, Congress established the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honorary society of scholars…

Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered

Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered

April 25, 2010

The dome-like mounds poking up in sonar maps of the seafloor caught scientists’ eyes. They stood out in stark contrast…

Scuba Gear and Origami

Scuba Gear and Origami

March 31, 2010

Terry Rioux has lived the life aquatic. He took a scuba diving course in college in 1967 and has been…

Floating Without Imploding

Floating Without Imploding

July 1, 2009

To allow a heavy vehicle to float in the deepest depths, Don Peters and other engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic…

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

June 15, 2009

Jonathan Howland has worked as an engineer for 20 years in the Deep Submergence Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,…

Armed and Dexterous

Armed and Dexterous

June 11, 2009

Matt Heintz is a research engineer in the Deep Submergence Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He started his…

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

June 5, 2009

Daniel Gomez-Ibañez has been an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for three years. Much of that time, he has…

Miles Under the Sea, Hanging on by Hair-Thin Fiber

Miles Under the Sea, Hanging on by Hair-Thin Fiber

June 4, 2009

Andy Bowen has been developing robotic deep-sea technology for many years, starting his career at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in…