Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mail Stop 19
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1047 USA
Telephone: 508-289-2241
Fax: 508-457-2195


Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 1976-1977
Bridgewater State College, 1977
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Nights), 1978


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: 1998 to present: Senior Engineering Assistant II;
1989--1998: Senior Engineering Assistant I; 1986--1989: Research Assistant III, Mechanics;
1983--1986: Research Assistant II, Mechanics; 1980--1983: Research Assistant I, Mechanics;
1978--1980: Laboratory Assistant II, Mechanics.

Research Interests

Design of both deep and shallow moored ocean measurement systems and the development of modern handling equipment and techniques for the deployment and recovery of standard and/or complex buoy systems

Description of Work

Provide complete technical support for acoustic and oceanographic mooring operations both at WHOI and at other institutions around the world. Major responsibilities include design, fabrication, testing, and deployment of
complex surface and sub-surface mooring systems. Actively participate in mooring deployment and recovery cruises, often having overall responsibility for logistics and at sea operations. Operate in capacities ranging from chief of deck operations to chief scientist and project PI. Assist numerous principal investigators in budgetary considerations both within WHOI and at participatinginstitutions. Vast field exposure and at-sea experience in all areas of mechanics.

Sea Experience

Participated in over 150 oceanographic cruises totaling over 1,936 sea days, primarily associated with mooring deployments and recoveries. Operated in most oceans in a broad range of latitudes from the equator to the arctic and on a large variety of vessels, both foreign and domestic.


Boutin, P., J. Kemp, S. Liberatore, J. Lynch, N. Witzell, K. Metzger, D. Webb, 1989. Results of the Lake Seneca Directivity, Source Level, and Pulse Response Tests on the MIT 400 HZ Webb Tomography Sources, WHOI Technical Memorandum WHOI-1-89.

von der Heydt, K., J. Kemp, J. F. Lynch, J. E. Miller, and C. S. Chiu, 1993. Shallow Water Tomography in the Barents Sea Using LAN Telemetry, Sea Technology, (8), pp 55-59.

Honjo, S., T. Takizawa, R. Krishfield, J. Kemp, and K. Hatakeyama, 1994. Interactions of ice processes with climate and hydrography in the Arctic Ocean; preliminary results from the first 100-day drift of Ice-Ocean Environmental Buoys, EOS, October 1994.

Eastwood, R., T. Dickey, J. Kemp, D. E. Frye, 1996. Inductive telemetry for ocean moorings; operational experience. Ocean Sciences Meeting 1996, Amererican Geophysical Union, (Abstract), February 12-16, San Diego, CA, p. OS78.

Frye, D. E., S. Merriam, B. Eastwood, J. Kemp, N. McPhee, S. Liberatore, E. Hobart, A. Bocconcelli, and S. Tarbell, 1996. The Atlantic Long Term Oceanographic Mooring (ALTOMOOR), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI 96-02.

The SWARM Group (J. Lynch, et al), 1997. The New Jersey shallow water acoustic random medium propagation experiment: SWARM, in Shallow Water Acoustics, R. Zhang and J. Zhou (eds), China Ocean Press, pp.213-218.

The SWARM Group (Apel, et al), 1997. An Overview of the 1995 SWARM Shallow Water Internal Wave Acoustic Scattering Experiment, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 22 (3), pp 465-500.

Finette, S., M. H. Orr, A. Turgut, J. R. Apel, M. Badiey, C. S. Chiu, R. Headrick, J. Kemp, J. F. Lynch, A. Newhall, K. von der Heydt, B. H. Pasewark, S. Wolf, and D. Tielbuerger, 2000. Acoustic field variability induced by time-evolving internal wave fields, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 108(3), pp. 957-972.

Headrick, R., J. F. Lynch and the SWARM Group, 2000. Acoustic normal mode fluctuation statistics in the 1995 SWARM internal wave scattering experiment, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 107(1), pp. 201-220.

Headrick, R., J. F. Lynch and the SWARM Group, 2000. Modeling mode arrivals in the 1995 SWARM experiment acoustic transmissions, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 107(1), pp. 221-236.

Newhall, A. E., L. Costello, T. Duda, J. Dunn, G. Gawarkiewicz, J. Irish, J. Kemp, N. McPhee, S. Libratore, J. Lynch, W. Ostrom, T. Schroeder, R. Trask, K. von der Heydt, 2001. Preliminary Acoustic and Oceanographic Observations from the ASIAEX 2001 South China Sea Experiment. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI-2001-12, 93 pp.

Frye, Daniel E., John Kemp, Walter Paul, and Donal Peters, 2001. Mooring Developments for Autonomous Ocean-Sampling Networks, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 26 (4), pp 477--486.

Badiey, M., J. Lynch, X. Tang, J. Apel and the SWARM Group, 2002. Temporal and azimuthal dependence of sound propagation in shallow water with internal waves. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 27(1) pp 117-129.