OOI is funded by the National Science Foundation. A team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) manages the overall program, which is implemented by WHOI, the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Paul K. Mathias
Edward P. Dever
Jonathan P. Fram
The National Science Foundation Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) provides independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the OOI. It provides pathways to expand scientific and public awareness of OOI, and ensure that the oceanographic community is kept informed of developments of OOI.