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Teacher Workshop November 2002

"Particle Flux, Coccolithophores, and Climate: Linking Tiny Cells to Global Climate"

Ms. Dorinda Ostermann, WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department

Ms. Ostermann is a research specialist in the Paleoceanography Research Group and the Arctic Group. She received her B.A. in 1978 from Pomona College, in Botany. Her research interests include micropaleontology; paleoclimatology; stable isotope mass spectrometry; deep sea mooring design, deployment and recovery, and laboratory automation. For almost 18 years she has been using sediment traps at sea to collect sinking particles in the Labrador Sea, and relating that to climate data.

"High-Resolution Imaging with Underwater Vehicles"

Mr. Chris Roman, WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department

Mr. Roman is a graduate student in the WHOI-MIT Joint Graduate Program, earning his Ph.D. in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1997, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests are accurate under mapping, both photographic and bathymetric; and the design and control of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).