Join the Center for Marine Robotics

Industry Members

Corporate membership of the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR) provides a privileged and sustained access to research and development in marine robotics conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Center’s academic partner institutions.

Member benefits include:

  • » Establish a portfolio of sponsored research projects or define an engineering research program tailored to your company’s needs, with negotiated IP rights.
  • » Support graduate students or postdoctoral investigators who will participate in your company’s sponsored research projects.
  • » Place a company researcher in a CMR lab, with the prior approval of the participating CMR principal investigator.
  • » Participate on a committee that selects and reviews the progress of innovative research projects proposed by CMR investigators and funded through a CMR members’ pool of funds.
  • » Receive research progress reports and pre-prints.
  • » Attend robotics seminars, courses and in-water demonstration of CMR technologies, and an annual research conference on the future of marine robotics.
  • » Participate in an industry advisory committee meeting to provide recommendations on overall CMR direction and strategy.
  • » Recruit robotic engineers and ocean scientists from the WHOI-MIT Joint Program.

Private Philanthropy

Private philanthropy is playing a large role in the creation of the Center for Marine Robotics, providing support for planning, hiring a director, defining the Center’s scope, and identifying priorities for the future. Further investment promises to speed the pace of innovation and enhance WHOI’s margin of excellence.

Several funding opportunities are available:

  • » Center for Marine Robotics general support
  • » CMR Fellowship support
  • » Gifts to an accelerator fund to seed new projects
  • » Funding of specific flagship projects

Each of these donor opportunities fund projects with promising scientific, education, industrial and military applications.  Support the center today »

Contact Us

Information about corporate membership
Director
James Bellingham  Ph.D.
508 289-3415 | jbellingham@whoi.edu

The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry is capable of exploring ocean depths to 6000 meters and of carrying a host of cameras and sensors. (Photo by Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry is capable of exploring ocean depths to 6000 meters and of carrying a host of cameras and sensors. (Photo by Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)