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Expedition Leader J. Patrick Hickey

JUNE 5, 2004 Question: What are your main responsibilities as expedition leader? Pat: I work closely with the captain of Atlantis in planning the joint operations of the sub and ship for…

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Third Mate Adam Seamans

MAY 29, 2004 Question: How did you become interested in sailing and the sea? Adam:  I grew up north of Boston, in Beverly, Massachusetts, and I sailed with my grandfather,…

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Able Seaman Ed “Catfish” Popowitz

JUNE 10, 2003 Ed “Catfish” Popowitz is an Able Seaman on the Atlantis crew. He has been with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution since 1996, when he began on RV Atlantis’ predecessor, RV Atlantis II.…

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Chief Steward Carl Wood

JUNE 1, 2003 Carl Wood’s title on RV Atlantis is Chief Steward. But his real role on the ship includes so much more than managing the kitchen (or galley) and ship supplies.…

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The Ocean’s Role in Climate

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation July 18, 2000 My name is Raymond Schmitt, I am a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at…

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First Mate Mitzi Crane

FEBRUARY 2, 2000 Being the First Mate of RV Atlantis carries a great deal of responsibility.  Besides being the second-in- command of the ship and in charge of it’s daily operations for…

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Hans Schouten

Senior Scientist, Geology and Geophysics Department JANUARY 31, 2000 Dr. Hans Schouten is a Senior Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Hans…

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Captain George Silva

JANUARY 15, 2000 The captain, or Master, of a ship is responsible for the safety of all the people and smooth running of the ship while we are out at sea.…

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Marie Tharp

APRIL 1, 1999 Taken From “Connect the Dots: Mapping the Seafloor and Discovering the Mid-ocean Ridge” by Marie Tharp, Chapter 2 in Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Twelve Perspectives on the…

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