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Chris R. German

Chris R. German

Senior Scientist

Geology & Geophysics

Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2853


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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 24

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


BA Geological Sciences, U.Cambridge, UK (1984)
PhD Marine Geochemistry, U.Cambridge, UK (1988)
ScD Earth Sciences, U.Cambridge, UK (2007)

Research Interests

Geologic controls on hydrothermal activity
Impact of hydrothermal activity on ocean budgets
Chemosynthetic Ecosystems
New Technologies for Deep Ocean Exploration


2010: Petersen Foundation - Excellence in Research
2005: NOAA Outstanding Paper Award
2002: MBE Services to Marine Research
2000: International Lithosphere Panel Edward A Flinn Award; Royal Institution Scientist for theNew Century; Challenger Society Fellow
1996: NOAA Oustanding Paper Award 1988: Royal Society John Murray Travelling Student