Senior Research Associate, University of Miami-RSMAS, CIMAS
Bio: I started going to sea as an undergraduate and continued while in graduate school. Since being employed by UMiami, I have participated in 47 oceanographic expeditions on 19 different ships totaling over 41 months at sea with more than 44 different ports of call. In February, 2011, I sailed from McMurdo in Antarctica, which completed my life’s list of continents. The challenges of field expeditions (e.g. damaged/faulty equipment, disruptive weather, unrelenting work intervals) reveal much about participants. The good ones are organized, thoughtful, and adaptive – finding relaxed paths to shared success. I try to be a good one.
What I’m doing on this cruise: I will keep several instruments collecting data (pH, pCO2) from the continuously flowing surface seawater system. These data will provide surface maps/contours. I have primary responsibility for an instrument used to measure pCO2, the dissolved free carbon dioxide gas in the seawater. These discrete samples will provide vertical profiles.