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WHOI Board Launches Presidential Search

December 9, 2019

The Board of Trustees at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced the formation of the Presidential Search Committee (PSC), whose members are tasked with recommending the Institution’s next president and director. Dr. Mark Abbott, current WHOI president and director, announced plans to step down at the end of 2020 at a town hall meeting on November 22, 2019.

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WHOI Statement on Recent Wall Street Journal Article

March 5, 2019

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes claims of a possible cybersecurity breach extremely seriously and continues to maintain the highest state…

WHOI and WHOI Advisor James Cameron Participate in UN Ocean Conference

June 8, 2017

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) joined world leaders and representatives from business, academia, and NGOs this week at United…

Chief of Naval Operations Visits WHOI

September 19, 2016

Global ocean research projects and marine technology advances were among the topics presented on September 9 when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral John Richardson, paid a visit to WHOI.

Commonwealth Awards $5 M R&D Grant for Center for Marine Robotics

December 19, 2014

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) a $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine robotics such autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The five-year grant award is being made as part of the Collaborative Research and Development Matching Grant Program, managed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). The grant to WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics will help accelerate the deployment of new and existing marine robotics technologies in Massachusetts

White House Honors WHOI Trustee

White House Honors WHOI Life Trustee and Former Trustee

December 1, 2014

WHOI life trustee Professor Robert Solow and former WHOI trustee Professor Mildred Dresselhaus have been awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

WHOI Announces 2014 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

August 19, 2014

Eight writers, filmmakers, and multimedia science journalists from the U.S., England, and The Gambia have been selected to participate in…

“Science Made Public” Lecture Series Celebrates Alvin’s 50th Year

July 3, 2014

This summer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s “Science Made Public” series celebrates the deep-diving submersible Alvin’s 50 years in operation. A venerable…

James Bellingham Appointed Director of WHOI Center for Marine Robotics

July 2, 2014

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham…

WHOI Hosts Public Forum and Art Exhibit on Impacts of Climate Change to Polar Animals

April 22, 2014

No place on the planet is more vulnerable to climate change than the polar regions of the Arctic and the…