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.
We work on, in, and beneath the waves to learn more about the ocean and its influence on our planet—knowledge critical to the stewardship of these precious resources.
Your donation supports the people, ideas, and innovation at the heart of our 85+ year legacy as a world leader in ocean research, exploration, and education.
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.
WHOI’s newest research ship, Neil Armstrong, will continue the Institution’s legacy of going to sea for science. The ship can conduct research near shore and at deep sea locations around the world.
Carbon dioxide from human-made sources is causing the ocean’s chemistry to change. Researchers are unsure how these changes will affect millions of marine organisms, including shellfish and lobsters.
WHOI’s greatest asset is the scientists and engineers who pursue bold ideas and develop innovative ocean technology. The result: We all have a better understanding and appreciation of our one ocean.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution strives to be the best possible stewards of your generous support, utilizing your donations and investments to to conduct ocean research for the betterment of humanity.
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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.