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AVAST provides WHOI with resources & support to pursue a wide range of activities in ocean technology, science, education, and outreach. The below ideas reflect many activities AVAST has supported in its first six months. AVAST supports projects, programs, and new ideas not mentioned here. Contact to share your idea.

AVAST Interiors

Build stronger clusters of expertise at WHOI

WHOI's engineering & technical staff are among the best in the world. Part of being the best is staying abreast of new advances in technology and fabrication. If you see a gap at WHOI where AVAST can help pilot a new clusters of experts in an important technical area, contact AVAST.

AVAST Interiors

Develop a New Sensor or Instrument

Include AVAST in your next proposal to develop a new sensor or instrument. Get months-long access to dedicated R&D space, electronic test and assembly equipment, advanced prototyping resources, test and calibration equipment, and technical expertise.

WHOI engineer Ben Weiss stands over a trough in WHOI's Quissett Research Facility, while MURAL Hackathon participants play different frequencies of sound underwater to test a new acoustic sensor. MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Kathryn Fung inspects the acoustic sensor to make sure it's working.

Use AVAST resources for a course

AVAST resources can be reserved for Joint Program courses that involve technology. Teaching lab space and technical equipment are available.


Use AVAST for higher-volume assembly

If you need to scale up assembly or fabrication of research equipment, consider using AVAST.


Enhance your large, cross-cutting program

AVAST can help you connect the technical and science components of large, multi-group initiatives. AVAST's Innovation Hub provides a focal point for collision and collaboration.


Propose a technical training workshop or seminar series

A core part of AVAST's mission is to better connect experts to people who need that expertise. AVAST's social hub, conference room, and project spaces are available for new training programs, including hands-on teaching.


Ship to Shore telepresence

AVAST has telepresence equipment that can help you connect with research at sea. Use AVAST in your proposals to broaden your research impact.


Pre-Cruise Testing

Request AVAST resources in the David Building to integrate, test, or troubleshoot equipment you're taking on an upcoming cruise.


Outreach & Engagement

Use AVAST to help you teach others about your projects and programs.