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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science.

Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole.

Recruit, retain, and support the highest quality staff and students and provide an organization that nurtures creativity and innovation.

— Excerpt from WHOI’s mission statement

In keeping with the WHOI mission, the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative Committee has identified the following resources available at WHOI to help increase diversity in the fields of ocean science and engineering.

Read WHOI's mission statement

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Nariscia Philip and Emily Roland

WHOI summer student fellows Nariscia Philip and Emily Roland (middle and right) examining what was caught during their training cruise off Cape Cod in 2004 under the guidance of WHOI instructor Hovey Clifford (left).