Woods Hole Research Center:

Woods Hole Research Center Website: http://whrc.org/about/index.html

The Grand Challenge The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate in human history, tropical forests are being cut, freshwater resources are at risk, and biological diversity is declining. We know how to reverse these trends, but it will be the great challenge of our generation to sustain prosperous and meaningful life experiences for 7 to 10 billion people while stewarding the climate, forests, soils, air, and water upon which life depends. Photo credit Chris Linder.

Our Mission: 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.

Our Vision: A world in which the insights of science guide management of the Earth’s natural resources, so that we and future generations may sustain prosperous and fulfilling lives without degrading the ecosystems that support humanity and a diverse abundance of life.

What We Do: 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. We work locally and regionally, with in-depth expertise and collaborations in North and South America and Africa; and we also work globally, focusing on how humans are changing global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and water. We merge natural science with economics to discover sustainable paths for human prosperity and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources. – WH website.

11796469_10153483922941823_1067620255959384023_n 11703029_10153483923056823_971289782594798682_n 11011844_10153483923226823_8717031765120915487_n 11760265_10153483923106823_7912997904117495230_n 11754249_10153483923316823_6108537410113940769_n 11705233_10153483923516823_6902820290563234846_n 11709659_10153483923376823_6494795251092888357_n 11745682_10153483923461823_4863443879957560122_n 11755788_10153483923581823_7658196610528135139_n 11742777_10153481668081823_7458735224948194392_n 11745892_10153487419876823_7657652481324831378_n 11222705_10153484094346823_130901458071742599_n 11745625_10153484094531823_573179599695916476_n  11800034_10153487665986823_7473963138341152858_n 11751745_10153487666396823_2098096015882474826_n 11221599_10153487666321823_7663020568696497765_n 11752486_10153487666216823_6483262269464969420_n 11755088_10153487666076823_2836057028606525905_n 11800627_10153487666146823_80682300329718339_n 11709754_10153487665606823_5450302836997460162_nRV KNORR Research Vessel