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Dr. Albert J. Williams 3rd

Scientist Emeritus

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2725

Fax: +1 508 457 2194


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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 12

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Swarthmore College, 1962, Physics
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1969, Physics

Research Interests

Ocean mixing processes; boundary layer measurements and modeling; sediment/fluid interaction; oceanographic instrumentation.

Research Statement

My office work involves conferences, symposia, and workshops for OES/IEEE; soliciting abstracts, reviewing them, organizing the meetings, and publishing the papers. I present about four papers a year on current measurments at these myself. I also continue to develop current measuring instrumentation and occasionally deploy my instruments for local water observations.

Personal Statement

I enjoy travel with my wife, Isabelle, sailing on Shadowfax, my 50 year old wooden sloop, and gardening. At home I have two businesses: Oceanographic Instrument Systems making bottom finder pingers, acoustic transponders, and acoustic command releases; and Nobska Development making and selling acoustic current meters.


Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE
American Meteorology Society
American Geophysical Union
Oceanography Society


IEEE Fellow 2005
IEEE Senior Member 2003
OES/IEEE Distinguished Technical Achievement Award 2000