Heather joined WHOI in 1997, after completing a M. S. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is responsible for project management and data processing, quality control, and analysis. She particularly enjoys the challenge of concise visualization of scientific results. She also hold a Bachelors in Physics and Studio Art from Smith College. More about Heather: www.whoi.edu/hpb/Site.do?id=209.
Femke got her Ph.D. in physical oceanography in 2010 from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. After a short postdoc at the NIOZ she came to WHOI in 2011 as a postdoctoral scholar. Her research area is the Subpolar Gyre and she is interested in processes such as deep convection, water mass formation, sea-air exchange, overflows and boundary current exchange through mesoscale features. She very much enjoys going to sea to get the observations that will keep her and her colleagues occupied throughout the rest of the year. More about Femke: www.whoi.edu/profile.do?id=fdejong.
Joint Program Student
Ping is a PhD student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and has Bachelor and Masters degrees in Physical Oceanography from Ocean University of China. Her current research focuses on Red Sea Overflow Water formation and spreading in the Red Sea by using observational data and idealized numerical model. More about Ping: http://www.whoi.edu/profile.do?id=pzhai.