Maurice A. Tivey
Chair and Senior Scientist
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA, 02543-1542
tel: +1-508-289-2265 fax: +1-508-457-2187
email: mtivey @ whoi dot edu http://deeptow.whoi.edu
1988 Ph.D., Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
1981 M.Sc., Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
1979 B.Sc.(with Honours), Geology with minor in Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Primary Research Interests
Analysis of magnetic anomalies, magnetization of ocean crust, fine-scale magnetic signals, rock magnetism, physical properties of ocean crust, ridge crest processes including the formation and evolution of ocean crust, hydrothermal systems and their geophysical signal. Image processing and forward and inverse modeling techniques. High resolution bathymetric imaging. Seafloor geodesy.
Nov. 2008 to present, Chair, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mar. 2008 to present Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Jul. 2004 - Dec. 2005 Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence, National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Oct. 1998 - Feb 2008 Associate Scientist w/tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Aug. 1994 - Oct. 1998 Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Sep. 1990 - Aug. 1994 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dec. 1989 - Aug. 1990 Post-Doctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1989 Post-Doctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Oct. 1988 - Nov. 1988 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
1981-1984 Exploration Geophysicist, Texaco Canada Resources Ltd., Calgary, Canada
May ‑ Aug. 1979 Junior Field Geologist, Shell Canada Resources, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun. ‑ Sep. 1978 Field Assistant, Wyoming Mineral Corp. (Westinghouse), Nova Scotia, Canada
SHIPBOARD EXPERIENCE Scientist and participant in 36+ cruises since 1980. Diver on 13+ submersible cruises with more than 25 dives in ALVIN, SHINKAI 6500 and NAUTILE. ROV, deeptow and autonomous vehicle surveys on 26 cruises including magnetics, sidescan, seismics, remote drilling and camera studies. Reflection seismics, multi-beam bathymetry, sea surface and aeromagnetic surveys.
Member: American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Assoc. Editor: Journal of Geophysical Research 1993-1995, 1999-2002
Chair: InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization
WHOI committees: Information technology Advisory Committee, Deep Submergence Advisory Comm., Office of Applied Oceanography, Friends of Vents
NSF-Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grant with Mass. Mar, Acad. and Bristol C.C.
Hosted foreign student visitor: Gaud Pouliquen, Univ. Paris Marie Pierre Curie Feb/Mar 1999.
Former WHOI graduate student advisor : Clare Williams, Allegra Hosford, Stefan Hussenoeder
PhD committees Masako Tominaga, Texas A&M Univ., Misuko Kitazawa (UMPC, Paris), Sang-Mook Lee (WHOI), Sheri White (WHOI), Chris Waters (WHOI)
Post Doc Advisor: Anne Deschamps, James Kinsey, Masako Tominaga
Hosted 5 summer undergraduate students