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Francis Elder testing new variable ballast pump for Alvin

Meet the Alvin 6500 Team: Francis Elder

December 16, 2020

An interview with Francis Elder, lead mechanical engineer for the Alvin Group. Find out how the team has designed a new pump to take Alvin to 6,500 meters.

Five feet above a rising ocean

December 7, 2020

As the seas rise in Woods Hole, one of the institution’s chief stewards recalls past storms to plan for the future

The Battle Below – Full Measure

November 23, 2020

Rare Earth minerals are the building blocks that makeup our phones, computers, and military technology. With the precious metals increasingly scarce on land, a race has broken out to mine…


Meet the Twilight Zone team: Andone Lavery

November 16, 2020

In this interview, meet OTZ acoustic expert Andone Lavery and learn how listening to the mid-ocean helps her find out who lives there

Wave Glider provides gateway to remote exploration

November 10, 2020

WHOI geochemist Chris German pairs an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) called a Wave Glider with other vehicles to expand research here and on other Ocean Worlds

Peter de Menocal

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…

Microplastics in the ocean

WHOI establishes new fund to accelerate microplastics innovation

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…

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