Follow the link to JCOMMOPS to see where the SOCCOM floats are today and even plot up the data with just a few clicks!
June 2020: Carey Shafer, Web Content Developer for USF CMS, tells the story of how Dr. Williams and Dr. Byrne's work are connected. Photo courtesy of Earle Wilson, SOCCOM Project.
August 2019: An article by Saildrone on the exciting completion of the Saildrone's Antarctic Circumnavigation. Preliminary surface ocean CO2 results courtesy of NOAA PMEL, shown in the figure to the left, indicate significant wintertime outgassing in the Southeast Atlantic and Indian sectors, corroborating the results from SOCCOM biogeochemical Argo floats.
July 2018: Seattle Times article on the deployment of two Saildrones off the coast of Washington State for a NOAA West Coast fisheries survey.
June 2018: A summary on the #GreatAntarcticClimateHack meeting from October 2018 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
June 2017: Commentary from Are Olsen, an author of SOCAT (Surface Ocean CO2 ATlas), on our 2017 manuscript in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
November 2016: Nature's coverage of early results from SOCCOM.
March 2016: Nature's coverage of SOCCOM's initiative to measure global warming’s impact on high seas and deep currents.
I have been lucky to visit some pretty special places during my work and studies in oceanography. Here are a few photos:
Landing on the Ross Sea
In 2011 I traveled to McMurdo base on the Antarctic Continent to participate in the S04P CLIVAR Repeat Hydrography cruise. We sailed for 64 days from McMurdo to Punta Arenas, Chile. The airstrip at McMurdo was literally on top of the Ross Sea ice!
Icebergs and Glaciers
Icebergs traveling out of the Ross Sea with immense glaciers in the background.
These two Adelie penguins had probably never seen a ship before and I'm not sure they knew what to do.
After journeying from San Diego to Easter Island during the 2007 holiday season taking water samples along the way we were rewarded with a visit to the famous Moai of Rapa Nui.
Sampling for CO2 in the Arctic Ocean
In August of 2015 I sailed on the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown to the Arctic Ocean to measure CO2 in the water column. The seawater was near freezing!
In my spare time...
I enjoy traveling to places where the water is warm and fly fishing for the elusive bonefish. Here I am on a mudflat at low tide in the Bahamas. Lots of fish food living in those holes!