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The following scientists, graduate students, technicians, engineers, and teachers make up the Scientific Party on the R/V Thompson. Click on our names to learn more about us.


Deborah K. SmithDeborah K. Smith
Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Laura KongLaura S. L. Kong
Co-Principal Investigator
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii

Kevin JohnsonKevin T. M. Johnson
Co-Principal Investigator
Bishop Museum, Hawaii

Jennifer ReynoldsJennifer Reynolds
Co-Principal Investigator
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

markb.jpg (26477 bytes)Mark Bulmer
Scientist Participant
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Dennis GeistDennis Geist
Scientist Participant
University of Idaho

Terry NaumanTerry Nauman
Scientist Participant
University of Nevada

Frank TrusdellFrank A. Trusdell
Scientist Participant
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Wenlu ZhuWenlu Zhu
Scientist Participant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Mike AvgerinosMike Avgerinos
Graduate Student Participant
University of Leeds, Leeds U.K.

Eric BergmanisEric C. Bergmanis
Graduate Student Participant 
University of Hawaii

Tim DulaneyTim Dulaney
Graduate Student Participant
University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Jennifer MercerJennifer Mercer
Graduate Student Participant
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Lori DolbyLori A. Dolby
Research Assistant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

David DuboisDavid L. Dubois
Senior Research Assistant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Peter LemmondPeter C. Lemmond
Research Associate
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Edwin SchieleEdwin Schiele
Science Writer

Denzel (Skip) E. GleasonDenzel (Skip) E. Gleason
DSOG Project Leader
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Thomas CrookThomas Crook
Senior Engineering Assistant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Steven R. GeggStephen R. Gegg
Information Systems Associate 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Matthew NaimanMatthew Naiman
Engineer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Willam J. SellersWilliam J. Sellers
Engineering Assistant 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

James VarnumJames Varnum
Engineer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Naidah.JPG (4443 bytes)Naidah Gamurot
High School teacher, and Hawaii E-school teacher
Waianae High School, Oahu

Iris.JPG (26909 bytes)Iris Clyne
DOE Hawaii E-school teacher/Technology and Curriculum Consultant
Technology Connections, Kailua-Kona

Larry. GaddisLarry Gaddis
Administrator, former high school teacher and principal
Office of Telecommunications and Information Services
Hawaii Department of Education

Bob GoldenBob Golden
Deputy District superintendent for Central Oahu District public Schools
Hawaii Department of Education