Person: Stephanie L. Smith

Stephanie L. Smith has been central to social media endeavors at NASA-JPL for over 10 years, first as a Social Media Specialist and currently as the Digital and Social Media Supervisor.  At JPL, she oversees the social media team, which holds conversations with the public and media about more than 20 space missions, and tweets … Continued

Log Post: Creature Report: Siphonophores

During the first dive of the voyage, the Falkor Crew happened upon a bright, orange-red jelly seemingly feeding in a vast cloud of mucus. The Falkor team and viewers alike were awed by this “dragon-like” creature that looked as if it were on fire. We were lucky to have Dr. Dhugal Lindsay virtually along for … Continued

Log Post: The Process of Discovery – Video Update

To unravel numerous oceanographic and geological mysteries around the Great Barrier Reef, we will be diving in areas that have never been surveyed by Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Find out why we have set off towards the northern depths of the Great Barrier Reef, and how we plan on learning from ancient clues to protect … Continued

Person: Dr. Kumar Mahadevan

Kumar Mahadevan is the former President and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory, a research facility that has laboratories, an aquaculture research park, and an aquarium in Sarasota, and field stations in the Florida Keys and Charlotte Harbor. He retired in 2013 after 27 years at the helm. Under his leadership, Mote Marine Laboratory grew from a small … Continued

Person: Dr. Alan Leonardi

Alan Leonardi has a multi-decade history of experience and leadership responsibilities in the ocean science, research, management, and education community.  An employee of NOAA since 2003, Dr.  Leonardi currently serves as the Director of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, where he leads the National Ocean Exploration Program and serves as Co-Chair of the … Continued

Person: Kristian Teleki

In addition to serving as director of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative at World Resources Institute, Kristian Teleki is head of the Friends of Ocean Action for the World Economic Forum, and head of the Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Economy. Until early 2018, he was the senior marine adviser to the … Continued

Person: Dr. Richard (Rick) Spinrad

Richard (Rick) Spinrad is a Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University (OSU) and a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  In 2016, he retired as Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he had been appointed by President Barack Obama in … Continued

Person: Prof. Ralph Rayner

Ralph Rayner is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series at the London School of Economics, is Chairman of Sonardyne International, and has responsibility for industry advocacy and outreach for the US Integrated Ocean Observing System at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Ralph plays an active … Continued