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PIs from left to right: Glen Gawarkiewicz, Scott Doney, Jeff Donnelly, and Dan McCorkle. Photo from Jayne Doucette

Dr. Scott Doney

Dr. Scott Doney is Chair of the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at WHOI. His research spans oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with particular emphasis on the application of numerical models and data analysis methods to regional and global-scale questions. Much of his research focuses on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change including ocean acidification, and he is convening lead author for the Oceans and Marine Resources chapter of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. 

Dr. Jeff Donnelly

Dr. Jeff Donnelly is a coastal geologist and paleoclimatologist at WHOI. The goal of Donnelly’s research program is to understand how climate variability changes tropical cyclone activity, alters sea levels, and affects water availability. In addition, he seeks to understand the impact of changing climate on terrestrial and coastal landforms and ecosystems. As a coastal geologist Donnelly uses sedimentological, geochemical, and stratigraphic proxy records of tropical cyclones, sea level, and drought that extend the instrumental record back millennia. Further, he uses climate model output and coastal inundation modeling and to assess risk. 

Dr. Dan McCorkle

Dr. Daniel McCorkle is a marine geochemist and Chair of the Geology and Geophysics Department at WHOI. His research centers on the carbon cycle in the oceans and seafloor sediments, in both the modern ocean and during natural climate cycles in the past. Currently, much of his work is focused on understanding the controls on the carbonate chemistry of coastal waters, including coral reef ecosystems, and the impact of ocean acidification on corals, shellfish, and other marine organisms. He has worked extensively on water quality and ocean acidification issues in coastal and estuarine waters around Cape Cod, in particular at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve just east of Buzzards Bay.

Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz

Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz is a physical oceanographer in the Physical Oceanography Department at WHOI. He has decades of experience working in continental shelf and slope environments around the world including the northeastern U.S. and the western Pacific (South China Sea and East China Sea).  He has lead large international multi-disciplinary field programs funded by the Office of Naval Research and also lead the team that developed the initial conceptual design for the NSF Pioneer Array.  He is also currently leading a large team of scientists in a NOAA project to make rapid response field observations before hurricanes and other large storms move up the east coast. 


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