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 ocean features and their geological interpretation.  While at sea, Susan will utilize her seafloor and water column mapping experience to continue her program’s search for methane seeps along the northern California and Oregon Cascadia continental margin.