It’s worth looking at the scientists who are aboard for this cruise. They span a wide swath of experience and disciplines. There are 11 men and 11 women. Their education ranges from a college student to senior Ph.D. project leaders.
Here is a detailed list of the scientists, their affiliations and their education.
Seabird Component- Shawn Farry, M.S. (Field Tech), Kristen Gorman (Ph.D. student, Simon Frasier Univ).
Phytoplankton ecology- Project leader- Prof. Oscar Schofield, Ph.D. (Rutgers Univ), Michael Garzio (MS Student, Rutgers), Travis Miles (Ph.D. Student, Rutgers), Grace Saba, Ph.D. (postdoc, Rutgers), Marie Seguret, Ph.D. (postdoc, Rutgers), Bethan Jones, Ph.D. (postdoc-European Project on Ocean Acidification).
Zooplankton component- Project leader- Prof. Deb Steinberg, Ph.D. (College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science(VIMS)), Joe Cope, M.S. (VIMS), Kate Ruck (MS student VIMS), Catlin Smoot B.S. (VIMS), Kim Bernard, Ph.D., (postdoc, VIMS), Lori Price (MS student, VIMS).
Microbial Biogeochemistry-Project leader-Hugh Ducklow, Ph.D.- Director The Ecosystems Center, MBL ,Woods Hole, Matthew Erickson, M.S. (Chief Tech, MBL), Zena Cardman, B.S. (Univ N. Carolina), Will Daniels, B.S. (Volunteer, MBL), Kuan Huang, (Ph.D. Student Princeton Univ), Ken Legg, Ph.D. (volunteer).
Ecological Physiology of Marine Crenarcheaota Populations from WAP-Project leader- Prof. Tim Hollibaugh, Ph.D. (Univ of Georgia), Prof. Lihini Aluwihare,Ph.D. (Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Univ Cal, San Diego).
For more information on the science we are doing look at the Palmer-LTER web site. There is also a VIMS blog on the Palmer-LTER site that you will find interesting. There is a blog about the Rutgers work at RUCold? There is a Rutgers blog including data on the gliders at Ocean Gliders. You can click on ‘cool data’ , then ‘gliders’ and then ‘active gliders’ to access current data on gliders currently at sea.