Profiles & Interviews

Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland

Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland

December 15, 2005

Sarah Das calls herself a “frozen oceanographer.” Most people look at Greenland and see a vast ice sheet covering Earth’s…

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

September 9, 2005

A conversation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution biologist Heidi Sosik about her work studying phytoplankton ecology in the coastal ocean and the new instrument, the Imaging FlowCytobot, that she and biologist Rob Olson developed. Sosik describes the importance of phytoplankton to the food web and ecology of the coastal ocean, and how this new instrument, which will be deployed this summer, represents a breakthrough in year-round monitoring of coastal phytoplankton communities.

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

August 3, 2005

Like many boys who spend their youths throwing baseballs in Massachusetts parks, Tarantino dreamed of playing for the Red Sox.…

Life After Alvin

Life After Alvin

August 3, 2005
'Ever Get Scared in the Sub?' and Other Questions

‘Ever Get Scared in the Sub?’ and Other Questions

August 3, 2005

Bosun Wayne Bailey

May 25, 2005

MAY 25, 2005 Wayne is in charge of all deck activities on R/V Atlantis. He oversees the movement of heavy equipment…

Stace Beaulieu

May 22, 2005

MAY 22, 2005 Where did you grow up and how did that place influence your interest in ocean science? I…

Expedition Leader J. Patrick Hickey

June 5, 2004

JUNE 5, 2004 Question: What are your main responsibilities as expedition leader? Pat: I work closely with the captain of Atlantis in…

Third Mate Adam Seamans

May 29, 2004

MAY 29, 2004 Question: How did you become interested in sailing and the sea? Adam:  I grew up north of…

Able Seaman Ed “Catfish” Popowitz

June 10, 2003

JUNE 10, 2003 Ed “Catfish” Popowitz is an Able Seaman on the Atlantis crew. He has been with the Woods Hole Oceanographic…