The Woods Hole facility occupies 3.4 acres on Vineyard Sound. The facility
houses both the Woods Hole Laboratory Research Divisions and the Northeast
Fisheries Science Center Directorate. The Center provides overall
management and direction for the five laboratories
located in the Northeast Region.
In addition, the Operations, Management, and Information Division and Data Management Systems Staff are located at the Woods Hole Laboratory. The Laboratory houses a public and research aquarium that is open to visitors year round and also utilizes several research vessels, R/V Gloria Michelle, R/V Henry B. Bigelow and R/V Delaware II.