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Amber D. York

Amber D. York

Information Systems Associate II

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3977

» Lab/Group Site

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 36

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Boston University 

  • B.A.: Biology with specialization in marine science, 2006
  • M.S.: Computer Information Systems with concentration in web application development. (projected completion in 2017).

Research Interests

Development of web-based data exploration and data extraction tools. Application of image processing and machine vision techniques on large datasets.  Database design and management.  Benthic organism identification from images and physical specimens.

Research Statement

Currently a data manager at the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO DMO, 

I have worked on the following projects in the past:

HabCam: Habitat Mapping Camera System, Panama Liquid Jungle Underwater Tropical Observatory (PLUTO), Polar Remote Interactive Marine Observatory (PRIMO), the Okinawa Ocean Cube Observatory (OIST), and Oshima Ocean Cube Observatory (Tokyo University).



Reseach Gate 


Main Areas of Experience:

  • Web application development
  • database design
  • Benthic organism identification (mostly Northeast Continental Shelf, some inshore)

Other Experience

  • seagoing technical support: Linux, databases, fiber-optic terminations, cable repair
  • Scientific Diving experience: mostly sensor installation/maintenance


  • main: perl, python, MATLAB, javascript, HTML5, CSS
  • other: java,  R, php


  • main: postgreSQL
  • other: MySQL, ORACLE, SQLite, MongoDB, Microsoft Access


some Japanese