Corporate Highlights

Woods Hole Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary.

Woods Hole Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary this year. To learn more information about corporate milestones, foundational projects, and key personnel, please visit our 30th Anniversary Web Page. Throughout the anniversary year we will update you on additional projects and personnel, plus share information on events.

To learn more, please read the 30th Anniversary Press Release.

Woods Hole Group’s Joe Famely joined the EBCNE Climate Change and Air Committee in December 2015.

The Climate Change and Air Committee’s mission is to identify and address air pollution and climate change issues that are of importance to EBC members and their clients through focus groups, forums, seminars and other networking events. The Committee addresses topics in greenhouse gas inventorying and reporting, emission reduction technologies, carbon management and trading, and climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Joe co-chaired a program on coastal resilience and adaptation June 9 at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston.

Happy Retirement to Pj McKey and Dennis Aubrey! Their story started at Woods Hole Group in 2001. Now after seeing the company through many stages and transitions, they have both decided to retire recently, and although we will miss them greatly, we are so happy for their future adventures together. Happy Retirement!

NEW Interactive Woods Hole Group Project Location Map.

This new feature illustrates a variety of Coastal Sciences, Applied Ecology, and Oceanographic projects our scientists and engineers have worked on. The sampling of projects is just the beginning and additional projects will be added as time goes on. To learn more about this new and exciting feature, please visit the Project Locations Webpage.

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New Faces

Elizabeth Conley

Winter 2016 Co-Op Program with Northeastern University.
Woods Hole Group hired Northeastern University’s student Elizabeth Conley to co-op for the winter term (Jan - June 2016). Elizabeth worked primarily with our Applied Ecology and Sustainability Team during her 6 month period with us. She is going into her 4th year at Northeastern and will be continuing her studies next semester whilst embarking on the Three Sea’s program. This is a renowned opportunity that Northeastern offers its marine science students, bringing her to the marine labs of Nahant, Washington, and Panama to study and perform research. During her time at Woods Hole Group she was able to become familiar with the processes involved with ecological risk assessment and coastal environmental management, mainly helping to analyze data from environmentally compromised sites and areas undergoing shoreline change. We hope to see her back soon!

Matthew Shultz

Woods Hole Group is excited to welcome back Matthew Shultz to Falmouth Office. Matt will be helping to drive the Coastal Sciences, Engineering & Planning Team as a Senior Coastal Engineer. We are looking forward to having Matt back on the team and we’ll be keeping him busy.

Dawn Guthrie

Woods Hole Group is proud to welcome aboard Dawn Guthrie to the Accounting Department. Dawn will be working with Luke Sabella.

Justin Fleming

Summer 2016 Intern Program.
The Falmouth Office is happy to announce we have Justin Fleming working with us this summer in our Internship Program. Justin is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry.

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Woods Hole Group Scientists & Engineers on the Conference Circuit this Fall 2016...

For more information, click the conference images.


EBC 23rd Annual EBEE Awards & 26th Annual Meeting
Newton, MA
- June 16, 2016.

The EBC Awards Celebration will be attended by Bob Hamilton and Robert Catalano.
Each year, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding environmental / energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards. The EBEE Awards are presented at the EBC’s Annual Award Celebration, held annually in June.


NACSETAC 22nd Annual Meeting & Short Course
Amherst, MA-
June 13-15, 2016.
Attended by: Ted Wickwire and Heidi Clark

In addition to sponsoring and attending the upcoming 22nd Annual Meeting, Ted will be teaching a short course entitled, “The Causal Analysis Framework: Using Case Studies to Understand the Approach, Applications, and Challenges” and Heidi will be exhibiting a poster displayed entitled, “Killifish Exposure to PCBs in a Buzzards Bay, MA Embayment”.

NSBPA Conference on New England Coastal Issues

ASFPM Annual National Conference
Grand Rapids, MI -
June 19-24, 2016.
Attended by: Leslie Fields

The ASFPM annual conference is recognized as the most important floodplain conference in the United States year after year. With more than 120 speakers and 1,200 participants, they are the national conferences all community, state and federal floodplain managers will be attending.

RAE 2016

8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
and 25th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society
New Orleans, LA
- December 10-15, 2016

Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society are proud to announce their second collaboration this December 2016 to present the only National Summit that brings together the restoration and coastal management communities for robust discussions that explore critical issues, solutions and lessons learned that face our nation’s coasts and estuaries.

Woods Hole Group will be exhibiting at the conference again this year. Lee Weishar and Bob Hamilton have submitted abstracts for consideration by the committee to present. Once confirmations are posted, the information will be available on our Links and Event Page.

For more information on which conferences, events, and associations Woods Hole Group participates in throughout the year,
please visit our Links and Events Page. Thank you.

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Woods Hole Group in the Community


Nadine Sweeney will be participating in her 8th Relay for Life this year on June 24, 2016. Each year Nadine not only coordinates her team activities & fundraising, but participates in the event.
To learn more about the relay, please visit:

Thank you Nadine! You are an inspiration!


Woods Hole Group will be the Corporate Sponsor for the Commodores game again this year on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Woods Hole Group's Pete Collins sons will be participating in the game night. Sam Collins, who will be going into the 5th grade at Falmouth Elementary, will be signing the National Anthem. Brother Ian Collins, who will be going into the 2nd grade at Falmouth Elementary, will be throwing the first pitch.

Look forward to another great game night. Go Commodores!

Look forward to seeing everyone again in 2016!

Luke Sabella will be riding in the 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge again this year - August 6-7. To learn more about this great organization, volunteer, or donate…please visit:


Woods Hole Group will host a COASTSWEEP beach clean-up at Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, MA again this year in October 2016. Please stay tuned our Links and Events Page for more information.

The cleanup will happen on a Saturday and typically begin at 9am. If you are interested in participating, please contact Catherine Morey.

The clean-up is part of the COASTWEEP program, the Commonwealth’s annual coastal cleanup program organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Urban Harbors Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

To learn more about COASTSWEEP, please Click Here


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