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WHOI ship schedulers

Four Generations

For the past 35 years, the responsibility of scheduling the comings and goings of WHOI's research vessels has fallen to four intrepid people (from left): Eric Benway, Liz Caporelli, Jon Alberts, and Don Moller. They each served as onshore liaisons, keeping the ships on (or close to) schedule while constantly addressing a variety of inevitable but unpredictable circumstances, ranging from storms and ship maintenance to suprise port closings in foreign countries. "We have a special bond and appreciate each other," said Caporelli, who worked as ship scheduler from 2004 until 2010. Benway has held the position since then. (Photo by Rose Dufour, National Science Foundation)


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