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Oceanography starts here.

A NEW Complex for Waterfront Access to Exploration and Research

The Complex for Waterfront Access To Exploration and Research (CWATER) will be a next-generation, world-class, sustainable marine research facility that will enable fundamental advances in ocean science.


“It’s now or never. The ocean faces unprecedented challenges. The future of humanity’s most precious common resource depends on rigorous scientific understanding and putting science and engineering to work. We must reimagine our access to the sea and the science it supports if we are to solve the sweeping, complex problems facing our planet and our future. This is more than our responsibility. It is the defining moment of our generation.”Peter de Menocal, WHOI President and Director