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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Topic: Oceanography

No. of employees: ~1,200

Address: 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050 U.S.A

Tel: (508) 548-1400



With more than 85 years of research Vehicle (ROV) Jason, Autonomous Un- great 2015-16 El Nino on corals and and exploration, the Woods Hole derwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry—for the exploring strategies to conserve vulner-

Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is bene? t of the entire U.S. oceanographic able reefs. WHOI has also developed a the world’s largest, independent ocean community. set of new tools for tracking and learn- research institution. Their research The Institution is also the lead organi- ing about animals in the wild, such as spans theory, exploration, ? eld obser- zation on the coastal and global nodes real-time acoustic buoys for whales, and vation, computer modeling, technology of the NSF-funded Ocean Observato- the SharkCam, and TurtleCam vehicles.

development, and practical applications ries Initiative. WHOI designed, built, The future of WHOI ocean research to real-world problems. WHOI brings deployed and maintains the coastal Pio- will be focused on investigating marine together ocean experts with engineers to neer Array off New England and four microbiomes; combining advanced sen- build innovative new technologies and global arrays (off Alaska, Greenland, sors and underwater vehicles for explo- tools necessary to advance ocean sci- Chile, and Argentina) and have also be- ration and data collections in remote or ence. gun operation of the Neil Armstrong, harsh environments, and improving our

Since 1964, WHOI has operated the the nation’s newest and most advanced understanding of climate impacts on

National Deep Submergence Facility, research vessel. coastal environments and resources.

a federally-funded center that designs, The Institution has produced major The journal Nature ranked WHOI builds and operates deep-sea explora- contributions to the ? elds of oceanog- as 11th in the United States and 14th tion vehicles—Human Occupied Ve- raphy and marine sciences, including worldwide in earth and environmental hicle (HOV) Alvin, Remotely Operated most recently studying impacts of the research.

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