The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is a private, non-profit research organization focusing on environmental sciences. Our scientists combine analysis of satellite images of the Earth with field studies to measure, model, and map changes in the world’s ecosystems, from the thawing permafrost in the Arctic to the expanding agriculture regions of the tropics.
WHRC works locally and regionally, with in-depth expertise and collaborations in North and South America and Africa; and also works globally, focusing on how humans are changing global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and water. WHRC merges natural science with economics to discover sustainable paths for human prosperity and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources.
Its mission is to advance scientific discovery and seek science-based solutions for the world’s environmental and economic challenges through research and education on forests, soils, air, and water.