36 posts in Spotlight

Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory

Changing Seas TV: New episode highlights JISAO ocean acidification research
A new episode for the Changing Seas TV series was broadcast this week (June 28) on South Florida PBS WPBT2 focusing on PMEL’s May 2014 expedition to Maug Island, about 450 miles north of Guam to study volcanic ocean acidification. 

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Staff Spotlight: Christy Sims

Research Scientist
Christy Sims has worked with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Lab at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center since 1998 first as a volunteer, then a student worker, a contractor, and finally as a JISAO employee since July 2015. 

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Staff Spotlight – Rachel White

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rachel joined JISAO as a postdoc at the beginning of 2015. She works in atmospheric dynamics, playing with coupled climate models to study large scale circulation. 

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Staff Spotlight: Erin Richmond

Research Scientist
Erin has worked for NOAA since 2008 and joined JISAO in October of 2015 as a Research Scientist in the Polar Ecosystems Program with the Marine Mammal Lab at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. 

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Science for Kids

Arctic Mission
This video shows how researchers from the University of Washington collect data to help understand how melting sea ice in the Arctic is affecting weather patterns around the world. 

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Staff Spotlight: Heather Tabisola

Research Coordinator
Heather Tabisola recently joined JISAO as a Research Coordinator after spending most of her career life offshore, on a boat either working as a deck hand and research assistant or watching and listening for whales. 

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Staff Spotlight: Casey Saenger

Research Scientist
As indicated by his austere office furnishing, Casey is a fresh face around JISAO having recently relocated from the mountains and strip malls of Anchorage, Alaska. 

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