The Twilight Zone is vitally important to the entire planet. You can help.

Our exploration of the twilight zone will achieve much more than scientific discovery.

Your gift helps…

Advance Innovation

Our project will create, expand, and take advantage of new technologies to explore the ocean twilight zone and re-imagine its commercial use. 

Promote New Discoveries

We are embarking on a bold new journey to explore one of our planet's hidden frontiers - the ocean twilight zone, a vast, globe-spanning, and dimly lit region between about 200 and 1,000 meters beneath the ocean's surface.  Your support emboldens the curiosity, creativity, and commitment of WHOI scientists and engineers leading to unparalleled opportunity for discovery of the twilight zone.

Educate Tomorrow’s Ocean Leaders

At WHOI, graduate students work alongside some of the world’s top ocean scientists and engineers. Your support gives these students opportunities to learn, to travel, and to collaborate as they become the next generation pushing our search for life deeper into the ocean.

Direct Future Exploration

Ultimately, we aim to achieve much more than scientific discovery - we will foster more informed ocean stewardship and sustainable human interactions with the ocean and our planet. Your support helps provide a strong foundation on which to build our knowledge of the twilight zone.


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Your online donation supports WHOI’s core initiatives and will be utilized where it will make the most impact. For gifts of $25,000 or greater, please call the WHOI Development Office at 508-289-4895.