Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Maurice A Tivey

Curriculum Vitae

Maurice A. Tivey

Senior Scientist Department of Geology and Geophysics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA, 02543-1542
tel: +1-508-289-2265 fax: +1-508-457-2187 email: mtivey @ whoi dot edu


1988 Ph.D., Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

1981  M.Sc., Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

1979  B.Sc.(with Honours), Geology with minor in Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Primary Research Interests

Analysis of magnetic anomalies, magnetization of ocean crust, fine-scale magnetic signals, rock magnetism, physical properties of ocean crust, ridge crest processes including the formation and evolution of ocean crust, hydrothermal systems and their geophysical signal.  Image processing and forward and inverse modeling techniques. High resolution bathymetric imaging. Seafloor geodesy.

Employment/Professional Experience

Nov. 2008 to 2013, Chair, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Mar. 2008 to present Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Jul. 2004 - Dec. 2005 Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence, National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Oct. 1998 - Feb 2008  Associate Scientist w/tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Aug. 1994 - Oct. 1998 Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sep. 1990 - Aug. 1994 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dec. 1989 - Aug. 1990  Post-Doctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1989 Post-Doctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Oct. 1988 - Nov. 1988  Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle

1981-1984  Exploration Geophysicist, Texaco Canada Resources Ltd., Calgary, Canada

May ‑ Aug. 1979  Junior Field Geologist, Shell Canada Resources, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jun. ‑ Sep. 1978  Field Assistant, Wyoming Mineral Corp. (Westinghouse), Nova Scotia, Canada

SHIPBOARD EXPERIENCE Scientist and participant in 40+ cruises since 1980.  Diver on 13+ submersible cruises with more than 25 dives in ALVIN, SHINKAI 6500 and NAUTILE.  ROV, deeptow and autonomous vehicle surveys on 26 cruises including magnetics, sidescan, seismics, remote drilling and camera studies. Reflection seismics, multi-beam bathymetry, sea surface and aeromagnetic surveys.


Member: American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Assoc. Editor: Journal of Geophysical Research 1993-1995, 1999-2002 

Chair: InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization

Chair: WHOI Scientific Staff Executive Committee (SciSEC)

Dept. Rep.: WHOI Marine Operatiosn Committee

Past WHOI committees: Information technology Advisory Committee, Deep Submergence Advisory Comm., Office of Applied Oceanography, Friends of Vents

NSF-Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grant with Mass. Mar, Acad. and Bristol C.C.

Hosted foreign student visitor: Gaud Pouliquen, Univ. Paris Marie Pierre Curie Feb/Mar 1999.

Former WHOI graduate student advisor : Clare Williams, Allegra Hosford, Stefan Hussenoeder

PhD committees Florent Szitkar (IPGP), Masako Tominaga (Texas A&M Univ.), Misuko Kitazawa (UMPC, Paris), Sang-Mook Lee (WHOI), Sheri White (WHOI), Chris Waters (WHOI)

Post Doc Advisor: Anne Deschamps, James Kinsey, Masako Tominaga

Hosted 5 summer undergraduate students

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