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Scientists and Engineers Leading the Observatories Project



Project Director and Principal Investigator

Robert Weller, PhD, is a senior scientist and chair of the Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From 1998 to the present, he has served as director of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research. From 2004-2006, he served as director of the WHOI Center for Ocean, Seafloor, and Marine Observing Systems.
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>> Read an article about a buoy system developed by Bob and colleagues
>> Read an article on ocean observatories that Bob wrote for Oceanus






Project Scientist for the Pacific Northwest Endurance Array
Jack Barth
, PhD, is a professor of physical oceangraphy in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciencesat at Oregon State University.
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>> Read about Jack's recent work with undersea gliders
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Read about Jack's recent role in a study of hypoxia off the Oregon coast









Project Scientist for Global Nodes
Uwe Send
, PhD, is a professor in the Physical Oceanography Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.










Project Scientist for the Pioneer Array
Albert Plueddemann
, PhD, is a senior scientist in the Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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>> Read about Al's work with engineers to manuever an autonomous underwater vehicle beneath the ice
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Read about Al's work with theNorthwest Tropical Atlantic Station











Project Manager
Elizabeth "Libby" Signell
is a senior engineer in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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Deputy Project Managers

Carolyn Keen is a senior analyst in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
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• Robert Collier, PhD, is a professor of marine geochemistry in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Bob is also serving as Education and Outreach Coordinator for the coastal/global observatory team.
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>> Visit Bob's personal web page








Leadership Team

• Robert Detrick,
PhD, is the vice president for Marine Facilities and Operations at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as a senior scientist in the Department of Geology & Geophysics
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• John Orcutt, PhD, is the associate vice chancellor for research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and director of the Center for Earth Observations and Applications at the University of California, San Diego. He also serves as president of the American Geophysical Union.
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• Mark Abbott, PhD, is dean and professor at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
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Last updated: August 22, 2007