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In August 2019, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced the formation of a new Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), to foster a culture of inclusion in our pursuit of scientific excellence.  WHOI recognizes the need for leadership in this area, and to this end we invite the participation of our colleagues as we move forward.  The CDI will coordinate with existing committees and structures, within WHOI and the Woods Hole community, in this work.   see more...

Call for nominations - join CDEI!

The WHOI Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is seeking new members! The committee is charged with aiding the Institution and the CDEIO in efforts to recruit, retain and mentor a diverse community of employees, students, and postdoctoral researchers and help foster a culture of inclusion. The committee reports directly to the President and Director of the Institution and works closely with the CDEIO. Committee members serve two-year terms. Each year, roughly half the members rotate off of the committee. This year we are seeking nominations for 6 new members to replace the members of the committee who are completing their two-year terms. We encourage membership nominations from across departments, ladders, career stages, and demographics.

In addition to committee membership, there are ample opportunities to help with the CDEI working groups and to participate in events. If you would like to volunteer with the CDEI, please contact the committee directly:

Please submit nominations to no later than September 30th.

Appointees will be notified by October 15th.

CDEI Working Groups

Sign up to help with one of our CDEI Working Groups.  There are five CDEI Working Groups looking for volunteers for tasks both large and small.  Learn more here. Inquiries from outside the Institution should be directed to the Information Office at or to the Human Resources Office at


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Find contacts for our working groups here.