Join us today for this week's seminar!

Join us this afternoon for a seminar presentation by Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
When: Oct. 9 @ 3:00PM
Where: BCCMWS 131 

See a massive airgun at Dr. Hill's blog

See a massive airgun aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth.

Airgun Adjustments

Airgun Adjustments

We got to watch as the airguns were brought on board the other day to change the configuration. As we switch between wide-angle OBS surveys for deep crustal structure and high-resolution MCS for shallow surveys, we have to change the position of the airguns and hydrophone in the water.

Here the head buoy emerges out of the water and into the hangar on board.

Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott

 

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Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott received his BS in Biology from Wofford College and his MS and PhD. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Research experience included (1)  Aquatic Toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bears Bluff Field Station from 1976-80, studying the impacts of water chlorination on estuarine organisms and conducting ecological assessments of oil spill impacts around the world, including assessing impacts of the Ixtoc Well Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico; (2) Director of Toxicology Program and the Wide Awake Landing Marine Field Station for Research Planning Institute from 1980-84, conducting research on hazardous waste sites impacts, oil spills and Vibrio cholerae outbreaks in the Gulf of Mexico; (3) Assistant and Associate Tenured Professor at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health from 1984-90 working on assessing the impacts of agricultural pesticides, synthetic fuels and urban NPS runoff on coastal ecosystems; and (4) NOAA/NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR), 1990-2014, conducting research that measure the health of coastal ecosystems and evaluates the impacts of changing landscape ecology from urbanization on ecosystem and human health. Dr. Scott was the Director of NOAA’s CCEHBR from 2001-2014, and formerly the Acting Director for NOAA’s Center for Human Health Risk at the Hollings Marine Laboratory from 2009-2011.  Dr. Scott is currently a Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He also holds faculty appointments at other academic Institutions including the Marine Biomedicine Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, the Marine Biology Program at the College of Charleston and Texas Tech University’s Institute for Environmental and Human Health.

Dr. Scott has served on >100 graduate student research committees and has directed the research of > 50 Masters and PhD Students at various institutions where he holds faculty appointments. He has published > 120 peer reviewed scientific publications and has authored/co-authored > 23 national reports. Dr. Scott has served on numerous national and international advisory panels to government and industry including EPA –FIFRA, Food Quality and Protection Act, Endocrine Disruptors , Climate Change and Genetically Modified Crops;  the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference, which regulates the harvesting , processing and shipment of molluscan shellfish in the U.S.; SC Governor’s Primary Health Care Task Force; the United Nations Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem Team Member; Oxford University Roundtable Fellow on Global Climate Change and Sustainability; and State of California Expert Panel on Contaminants of Emerging Concern. Dr. Scott has won numerous awards including the Outstanding Young Investigators Award at the University of South Carolina, NOAA Unit Citation for the Ixtoc Oil Spill Research, the NOAA Administrators Award for leadership in directing outstanding research at his NOAA Research Center, and NOAA Peer Rafting Award for leading research on Vibrio bacterial hazards posed to workers during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Learn about PSOs at Dr. Jenna Hill's blog

Learn what a PSO is and check out another sunset at sea at Dr. Jenna Hill's blog.

Observer Tower at Sunset

Observer Tower at Sunset

We have 5 “protected species observers” (PSOs) on board who monitor the area 24 hours a day for marine mammal activity, both visually and by listening for calls  under water. It’s not well know how the sound of the air gun source in the water affects these animals, so caution is taken when ever an animal is spotted.

The PSO tower is also a great place to catch the sunset…


 

 

See Dr. Hill's Birthday Rainbow

Check out Dr. Hill's latest blog and her birthday rainbow.

Birthday at Sea

Birthday at Sea

I celebrated my birthday at sea this year.  We’ve actually had quite a few birthdays on this trip already. I lucked out with a nice birthday sunset. 

I even had a sunset birthday rainbow!

Join us today for this week's seminar!

Join us this afternoon for 2 seminar presentations by graduate students Ryan Bonner and Kristen Trevey.  Topics include "The Impact of Photopollution on Nesting Caretta..." and "Co-occurrence and competition between the sympatric killifishes...".
When: Oct. 2 @ 3:00PM

Get a tour of the R/V Langseth

Never been on a reseach vessel?  Check out Dr. Hill's blog as she gives you the nickle tour of the R/V Langseth.

Touring the Ship (part 1)

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