What does Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution do?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Our scientists and engineers push the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives.

What is the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute WHOI and what is their mission?

Mission Statement The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society.

Who runs Woods Hole?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Established 1930
Research type Marine sciences and marine engineering
President Peter B. de Menocal
Staff 1,000 (approximate)

Who owns Naushon Island?

Naushon Island is the largest of the Elizabeth Islands in southeastern Massachusetts. It is part of the town of Gosnold, Massachusetts, and owned by the Forbes family. As of the 2000 census, the island had a permanent population of 30 persons.


Where is the Woods Hole oceanographic institution located?

Established in 1930 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. The Institution is organized into six departments, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research, and a marine policy center.

What kind of research does Woods Hole do?

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ( WHOI, acronym pronounced /ˈhuːi/ HOO-ee) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of marine science and engineering. Its agenda includes: geological activity deep within the earth; plant, animal,…

What was the first research vessel operated by Woods Hole?

R/V Atlantis, the first research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

When did the Woods Hole find the Titanic?

On 1 September 1985, a joint French-American expedition led by Jean-Louis Michel of IFREMER and Robert Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution identified the location of the wreck of RMS Titanic, which sank off the coast of Newfoundland 15 April 1912.