Science Connection

Woods Hole and Japan

For almost 150 years there has been a science connection between Japan and Woods Hole. Many of these connections have been on the very personal level, one-to-one. Many accomplished scientists have mentored younger students and assistants, challenging them to discover new facets of the scientific world.

Increasingly through the years there has been more formal cooperation at the institutional level. Yet the bonds of friendship and the ties between individual scientists have only grown and become stronger. These people work together, seeking and sharing knowledge of the ocean and its life.

Shinya Inoue in the lab

Shinya Inoué in his Woods Hole laboratory

Morse with Drawing

E.S. Morse who began visiting Japan in 1877