Woods Hole Oceanographic

The mission is to provide the interested public and internal audiences with a single source for all of their oceanographic visual needs, not just images and footage, but the services that make them easy to source, locate, and license.

Digital asset management and online library

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) is the world’s leading, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education.


WHOI use iBase to hold their collection of (half a million and counting) images gathered from their many years of researching the world's oceans.


Some of the features of iBase that WHOI use to organise their collection are:

  • Advanced folder hierarchy with links to collections and departments, which means users can organise content in a variety of ways.
  • Integrated security allowing control of access via ADFS and membership of Active Directory groups.
  • Google Maps-based location search and image metadata extraction combine to make geolocation of images easy.
  • Secure sharing of assets with users both within and outside the organisation.

WHOI are one of iBase's oldest clients and stand testimony to our ability to deliver outstanding long-term service even across multiple timezones.

We have been very pleased with the professional and courteous staff at iBase Media Services for ten years. After working closely with us at the outset to provide us with the correct asset management system for our operation, they've remained steadily close at hand when we need them. I can always count on swift replies and action from their support professionals whenever I need them and I would highly recommend their services.

Jayne Doucette, Manager of Graphic Services, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute using iBase Video Asset Management Software