Acknowledgements 2009

Contributors to Explorations and Projects

Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009

Thomas M. Iliffe, PhD
Director, Marine Biospeleology Lab
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Pat Iampietro
Chief Hydrographer, Technician, and Projects Manager
California State University, Monterey Bay Seafloor Mapping Lab

Rikk Kvitek
Expedition Co-principal Investigator
Director, Seafloor Mapping Lab
California State University – Monterey Bay

Emily McDonald
Web Coordinator
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Krystle Gomez
California State University – Monterey Bay

Alexis Hall
California State University – Monterey Bay

Todd Hallenbeck
California State University – Monterey Bay


Russian-U.S. Arctic Census 2009

Christine Patrick
Public Affairs Specialist
NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Aleksey Ostrovskiy
Representative of Group Alliance (the Russian side RUSALCA coordinator)

Sue Moore
Research Scientist
NOAA/Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

Sarah Mincks Hardy
Assistant Professor
University of Alaska – Fairbanks

Marlene Jeffries
Research Specialist
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Daniel J. Torres
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Robert S. Pickart
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Marshall Swartz
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Elena Bondareva
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

Russ Hopcroft
Assistant Professor
University of Alaska – Fairbanks

Sang Heon Lee
Senior Researcher
Korea Polar Research Institute

Kathleen Crane
U.S. Mission Coordinator for the RUSALCA program
Arctic Research Program, NOAA


Exploring the Submerged New World

J. M. Adovasio, PhD, DSc
Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute
Erie, Pennsylvania

Andrew Hemmings, PhD
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory
University of Texas - Austin

Justin Halteman
Harvard University Extension School

Cliff Brown
University of Leicester

Jessi Halligan
Texas A&M University

Ashley Lemke
University of Michigan

Ben Wells
Mercyhurst College


Lophelia II 2009
Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks

Jay Lunden
Temple University

Daniel J. Warren
Principal Investigator
C & C Technologies, Inc.

Robert A. Church
Co-principal Investigator
C & C Technologies, Inc.

Robert F. Westrick
Marine Archaeologist
C & C Technologies, Inc.

Ian R. MacDonald, PhD
Professor
Florida State University

Peter J. Etnoyer, PhD
Doctoral Student
Harte Research Institute
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Leslie Wickes
Graduate Student
Temple University

Cheryl Morrison
Conservation Geneticist
U.S. Geological Survey

Santiago Herrera
Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Timothy Shank
Evolutionary Biologist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Bill Shedd
Geophysical Oceanographer
U.S. Minerals Management Services

Amanda Demopoulos
Benthic Ecologist
U.S. Geological Survey

Lt. Nicole Manning
Operations Officer
NOAA

Liz Podowski
Research Assistant
Penn State University

Chuck Fisher
Expedition Chief Scientist

Chris German
Geochemist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Lori Johnston

Harry Roberts
Louisiana State University

Sheli Smith, PhD
PAST Foundation

Erik Cordes
Lophelia II Chief Scientist
Assistant Professor
Temple University


Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light
on the Deep-sea Floor

Tamara Frank, PhD
Expedition Chief Scientist
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution/Florida Atlantic University

Steven Haddock, PhD
Research Scientist
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Edith A. Widder, PhD
President and Senior Scientist
Ocean Research & Conservation Association

Charles G. Messing, PhD
Professor of Oceanography
Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University

Sönke Johnsen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Duke University

Susan Gottfried
OER Web Coordinator

Gabby Barbarite
Graduate Student

Dr. Alison Sweeney
University of California – Santa Barbara

Angela Lewis
Educator-at-sea
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Marine Oceanographic Academy

Erika Raymond
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Ryan Keith
Mississippi State University


NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
“Getting It Together”

Catalina Martinez
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration & Research


Northeast Lau Response Cruise (NELRC)

Joseph Resing
Response Cruise Chief Scientist

Robert Embley
NOAA Vents Program, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Newport, Oregon


Deep-water Connections:
Octocorals at the Southern Distribution Limits

Scott C. France
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Chief Scientist