The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society.


WHOI Facilities

Leica polarizing and stereo microscopes for thin section, mineral, and inclusion analysis.

Two excimer 193 nm laser ablation systems: New Wave UP193 and ASI RESOlution

The WHOI NIRVANA facility hosts a Neptune multicollector, Element2 single-collector, and iCap Q quadrupole with split-stream capabilities.

The WHOI Isotope Geochemistry Facility has a custom mass spectrometer for precise He isotopic analysis, a MAP215-50 for He-Ne-Ar analysis, and automated extraction and purification lines. 

Hitachi tabletop SEM TM-3000 equipped with Quantax70 EDS.

Jaw crushers, sieves, hydrolic presses and other mineral separation equipment.

Vero Le Roux manages a benchtop Skyscan 1272 ultrahigh-resolution X-ray computed tomography facility.