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No matter how far you live from the ocean, you feel its presence every day. The ocean produces half of Earth’s oxygen, drives our climate and weather, provides an enormous portion of the world’s food and is a source of new fuels, pharmaceuticals and materials.
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Together, we expand our collective knowledge of the ocean every day. With your support, we make discoveries that inform marine policy, strengthen national security, and encourage economic growth. Most importantly, we learn more about ourselves and our impact on Earth.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s leading non-profit oceanographic research organization. Our mission is to explore and understand the ocean and to educate scientists, students, decision-makers, and the public.