Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) was originally founded as the Woods Hole Research Center in 1985. Our world-leading research and education helps individuals, communities, corporations, and nations understand the realities of climate change, recognize the impact it is having everywhere on our planet, and embrace the urgent action needed to safeguard the future of life on Earth. Our renowned researchers investigate how human activities are affecting the flow of carbon and water—key climate factors—through the world’s most critical ecosystems, from the Arctic to the tropics. Together with our global network of partners, we generate breakthrough insights into the risks we face and the just, e ective solutions we can develop.
We work with partners, stakeholders, and government officials in more than 20 countries across six continents—from the Arctic to the Amazon, and D.C. to D.R.C. We engage throughout the research process to ensure that our insights can be integrated into real-world decision- making. This approach has delivered outsized impact for over 35 years.