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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. The Institution is organized into [http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7136 five departments], [http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7137 four interdisciplinary institutes]—ocean life, coastal ocean, ocean and climate change, deep ocean exploration—the [http://www.whoi.edu/science/cicor/ Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research], and a [http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8080 marine policy center]. Its shore-based facilities are located in the village of Woods Hole,[http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8958] Massachusetts, and a mile and a half away on the [http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8957 Quissett Campus]. The bulk of the Institution's funding comes from somewhat peer-reviewed grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies, augmented by foundations and private donations. - Source: Wikipedia

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