Thursday, November 29, 2012

R/V Melville day 18

Day 18- Interview 

Amy Waterhouse (Chief Scientist)

Amy Waterhouse is a post doc Physical Oceanographer. She is a Canadian native who currently resides in La Jolla, California. Amy grew up sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and swimming with her family as a  child and from a young age fell in love with the ocean. Following her heart she pursued her dreams and obtained a masters in oceanography at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After extensive field work and many expeditions in Florida, Mexico, and even Korea, Amy got her PHD at the University of Florida. She now works at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD) as a post doc under the guidance of Jen MacKinnon.
Amy's favorite places to travel are Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas, and Papua New Guinea because they are beautiful, and the remoteness is just amazing.
"I love the ocean"- Amy Waterhouse

Amy Waterhouse in action

Bubbly and smiling :)

Amy Waterhouse and Jonathan Nash attaching T-loggers (temperature sensors) directly onto the mooring line

Amy pinging acoustic releases off the starburt side

Amy Waterhouse and Jonathan Nash 
"technologically savvy?'

Testing testing testing

Amy Waterhouse and Jen Mackinnon performing a deck test on a pair of acoustic releases 

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