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Rocy Geyer and Dutch Wegman Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department 
The engineers, scientists, and technicians of the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department (AOPE) seek novel ways to observe and model ocean processes, extending the reach of the oceanographic community from the turbulent surf zone to the abyssal depths.
John Stegemen Biology 
Biology Department research reflects the breadth of the field: from bacteria to whales, from ocean depths to surface waters, from fossils to newly discovered species, and from molecules to global ecosystems.
Bob Detrick Geology & Geophysics 
The scientists and research staff of the Geology and Geophysics Department (G&G) study volcanism, the structure and evolution of the ocean basins and their margins, earthquakes and hydrothermal processes on the seafloor, and the role of the oceans in past climate change.
Ken Buesseler Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry 
Scientists and staff in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department (MC&G) assemble pieces of the puzzle that help us understand the ocean and its role in supporting life on Earth.
Nelson Hogg Physical Oceanography 
The Physical Oceanography Department focuses on processes that govern the properties and state of the ocean, and the oceanís interactions with the solid Earth and atmosphere.