Person: Suyun Noh

Suyun Noh is a Ph.D. candidate in physical oceanography at Seoul Nat’l University. She got a M.S. with the thesis focusing on semidiurnal and diurnal currents in the East China Sea shelf. Recently, her research focuses on the near-inertial internal waves observed in the Southwestern East/Japan Sea. Suyun is also interested in the variation of … Continued

Person: Zac Berkowitz

Zac Berkowitz is an engineer and part of the SENTRY AUV operations team.  His duties revolve around the electrical and software systems for the vehicle, their continued development, maintenance, and inevitable trouble shooting. He received a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, followed by a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of … Continued

Person: Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy is a Mechanical Technician with the SENTRY AUV Group.  Since starting at WHOI in 2003, he has worked with the Mooring Operations, Engineering and Field Support Group, overseen deck operations for Jumbo Piston Core, Gravity Core and Multicore, and been a member of the ALVIN Group, making pilot in 2008.  More recently Mike … Continued

Person: Thom Hoffman

Thom Hoffman is a UK-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist. His work bridges science, art, and humour to make complex ideas accessible to all. Thom’s projects have seen him travel far and wide, from trekking with altitude researchers around Everest Basecamp, to filming in a ‘Mars representative environment’ just outside London. He is driven by finding … Continued

Person: Susan Merle

Susan Merle is a senior research assistant at Oregon State University’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) as part of the NOAA EOI (Earth-Ocean Interactions) Program.  Her background is in geological oceanography, and she specialize in seafloor and water column data acquisition, processing, and analysis, as well as two-, three-, and four-dimensional rendering of … Continued

Person: Melissa Anderson

Ph.D. student Melissa Anderson splits her time between her home institution at the University of Ottawa in Canada and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, as part of an international initiative in marine minerals research. Her research focuses on evaluating the geological processes responsible for metal accumulation in backarc basins of … Continued

Person: Sharon Walker

Sharon is an Oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (Earth-Ocean Interactions Program) in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in the development of methods and instrumentation for the detection, mapping and monitoring of hydrothermal plumes in the ocean above mid-ocean ridges and submarine volcanoes. She has participated in numerous research cruises to previously unexplored sections of … Continued

Person: Nathaniel Buck

Nathaniel Buck is a research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle. Nathan received a bachelor’s of science degree in marine science from Long Island University, Southampton College, in December 1999. He continued his … Continued

Person: Carl Kaiser

Carl Kaiser is the AUV Program Manager for the National Deep Submergence Facility and the Deep Submergence Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.   He received his BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University with a specialty in Robotics.  Following graduate school, he worked for Agilent Technologies setting up manufacturing and supply … Continued

Person: William Chadwick

Bill Chadwick is a Research Professor at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, and is acting-head of NOAA/PMEL’s Earth-Ocean Interactions Program.  He became interested in studying volcanoes when he was in college and Mount St. Helens erupted.  He majored in geology at Colorado College, where he received his B.A.  After college, … Continued