Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) ... "Helping to bring 'these exquisite solutions' to scale"

    The editors of Marine Technology Reporter are pleased to share that Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), is #5 in the 14th Annual "MTR100". The full  electronic edition of Marine Technology Reporter is available at https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/201907/.

    Dr. Mark Abbott is the tenth director and president of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and he presides over what is arguably the most prestigious institutes on the planet for the study of the world’s oceans.

    Abbott has had a lifelong passion for all things environmental, stating when he was a young boy. “It started when my grandfather took me bird watching,” where he first became interested in the environment. Over time, he melded his aptitude in math and interest in the environment, becoming interested in applying mathematics to ecological issues.

    Founded in 1930 and located in the picturesque Woods Hole, Massachusetts, WHOI is an independent non-profit organiztion which gets its funding from government grants and contracts, foundation and private donations and  industry contracts, and has an annual operating budget of $215 million.

    WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics hosted the 5th Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

    In total there are six research departments and more than 40 centers and labs, employing approximately 950 employees, including more than 500 scientists, engineers, ship’s crew, and technicians. WHOI operates three ships, the global class research vessel Atlantis; the ocean class research vessel Neil Armstrong;  and the coastal vessel Tioga, small boats. It also have several underwater vehicles, from the human-occupied submersible Alvin; to ROVs, AUVs, hybrids and towed vessels.

    But the value proposition of WHOI far transcends the numbers, as WHOI serves as a hub for technology, business and finance, a rallying point for organizations of all sizes and individuals to colloborate on next generation solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems in and around its waterways. This was on full display in July 2019 when some of the brightest minds in vehicle autonomy spent two days at WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics at the 5th Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum.

    A common theme for the day was the need to increase the volume and scale of ocean-specific technology solutions. “The challenge (we have) is how to bring these exquisite solutions to scale, to get the numbers in the thousands, or the hundreds of thousands,” said Abbott. “We need to move from these hand-made solutions to build out the size and scale” to increase the numbers and “to build networks of smart devices.”
    While Abbott comes to work every day surrounded by cutting edge technology, the greatest satisfaction he admits is seeing the enthusiasm each year of the new crop of students, scientists and engineers that are dedicated to helping solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

    WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics hosted the 5th Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum. (Photo: Rob Howard)

  • Rapp Hydema provided Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) a CTD winch for its new research vessel R/V Alucia, which is being managed and financed by Beta Maritime.  Rapp’s TBW-520E-T90 winch accommodates 7,000m of .322 Rochester Fiber-Optic cable, plus 100 ft. of 2.25-in. synthetic tether.  It has

  • sampling methods fail to identify fine-scale distributions while accounting for changes in environmental gradients. Now, a group of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and engineers have developed an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters

  • A-size profiling float, the Air Launched Autonomous Micro-Observer (ALAMO). MRV works with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as suppliers to the international Argo Program, under the auspices of the United Nations. Today, the MRV flagship product S2-A constitutes

  • oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), has completed acceptance trials, and the U.S. Navy turned the ship over to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on Sept. 23, which will operate the vessel as part of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet (ARF). “The U.S. Navy is proud to support

  • Isolator (PII) and the SWE SeaSafe Observer Support Software which allows the user to monitor the health of the battery in real time. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has partnered with SWE in the development of SeaSafe, utilizing it in various Nereid AUV and Hybrid ROVs.  SWE’s most recent subsea

  • top 20 institutions world-wide for citations for coral reef science with JCU ranking 1st (among 1644 institutions in 103 countries).     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 E

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR), the two vessels, designated AGOR 27 and AGOR 28, are expected to deliver in late 2014 and early 2015. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will manage AGOR 27, while the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will manage AGOR 28 under charter party agreements with ONR. Information

  • impact the balance, and thus, the self-righting properties of these boats, a definite safety hazard," said Greene. Other agencies, such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Channel Island National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration

  • Klunder, declared it a “magnificent vessel” that was “made and designed for the future.”  Dr. Susan Avery, President and Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) assured Mrs. Armstrong that her “husband’s legacy lives on in his namesake ship.”  She described the ship as a “high-tech marvel”

  • , Jim Defour, was a 30-year member of Scripps’ Instrument Development Group (IDG). Defour’s team, led by Dr. Russ Davis, collaborated with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to develop the floats now used in the international Argo network. (Argo is a global array of roughly 3,600 free-drifting, vertical profiling

  • Elliot Company's Springfield, Ohio operation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply a thruster to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Mass. The unit, which is the fourth Elliot White Gill Thruster contracted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Instit

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