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Vision & Mission

The ocean is a defining feature of our planet and crucial to life on Earth, yet it remains one of the planet鈥檚 last unexplored frontiers. For this reason, WHOI scientists and engineers are committed to understanding all facets of the ocean as well as its complex connections with Earth鈥檚 atmosphere, land, ice, seafloor, and life鈥攊ncluding humanity. This is essential not only to advance knowledge about our planet, but also to ensure society鈥檚 long-term welfare and to help guide human stewardship of the environment. WHOI researchers are also dedicated to training future generations of ocean science leaders, to providing unbiased information that informs public policy and decision-making, and to expanding public awareness about the importance of the global ocean and its resources.

Mission Statement

The 2串1技巧 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.

(Photo by Michael Berumen, 2串1技巧 Hole Oceanographic Institution)