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It takes an ocean of support to explore the ocean. Your membership helps!

Exploration focused on understanding the ocean is vital from so many different perspectives—for humanity, for the health of our planet, for our safety and security, and for our climate.

Member Benefits

Ocean Explorer $35

  • Your membership provides priceless support to the researchers and engineers at WHOI who are applying novel ideas and technologies to understanding the ocean for our planet and our future.
  • Limited Edition mosaic art print of WHOI’s original research vessel, the ketch Atlantis (for Explorers only).
  • Advance notice of special events
  • FREE Beneath the Surface monthly e-newsletter
  • FREE ocean-related screen savers and ringtones
  • Invitations to special tours and talks
  • 15% off on all WHOI merchandise

Ocean Navigator $55

Member benefits plus:

  • WHOI’s popular SharkCam T-shirt
  • FREE digital edition of Oceanus magazine

Associate $100

Member benefits plus:

  • Subscription to hard-copy edition of Oceanus magazine
  • WHOI’s popular SharkCam T-shirt
  • Invitations to annual Afternoon of Science
  • Invitations to participate in scientific expeditions
  • Participation in the ASTC Passport Program (free admission to over 250 participating science museums)

Mariners Club - Monthly gift totaling $120 or more per year

Associates member benefits plus:

  • Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes experiences

1930 Society $1,000 or more

Associates member benefits plus:

  • Afternoon shipboard science expedition aboard R/V Tioga

Make the biggest impact on ocean science by making a monthly recurring gift.

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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 $100,000 or greater, please call the WHOI Development Office at 508-289-4895.