Patrick Mears, AOML/CIMAS

Research Associate, University of Miami-RSMAS 



Bio: My ocean going experience started in 2011 onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, after which I endeavored to find opportunities to go back put to sea. I spent several years working with CFCs in a chemical tracer oceanography lab at my alma mater, the University of Texas, before heading to graduate school and starting a job at the University of Miami. Between my job and graduate school, I have been on 4 oceanographic research cruises in 4 different oceans and have loved every moment of them, and I look forward to many more with the Ocean Carbon Group.

What I’m doing on this cruise: I am the lead analyst measuring dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) for GOMECC-3.  DIC consists of dissolved CO2, carbonate and bicarbonate, and it is one of the main components of the oceanic carbon cycle.

Sunset over the Indian Ocean onboard the RV Revelle during the IO9N GO-SHIP research cruise. Photo by Patrick Mears.