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.

Project Management

John Trowbridge

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Paul K. Mathias

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Principal Investigators

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Edward P. Dever

Oregon State University

Deborah Kelley

University of Washington

Albert Plueddemann

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Program Managers

Derek Buffitt

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Robert Campton

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jonathan P. Fram

Oregon State University

Brian Ittig

University of Washington

Project Oversight

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.