Since 2002, Dr. Andone C. Lavery has been a Member of the Scientific Staff, Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Her research interests include high-frequency acoustic scattering and propagation in discrete and random media, developing physics-based acoustic scattering models for marine organisms and small scale fluid processes, performing laboratory measurements for validating scattering models, developing instruments and signal processing methods for ocean measurements of scattering from biologics and physical processes. Most recently, her research has focused on the acoustic characterization of ice and the detection of oil spilled under ice, the quantification of gas bubble size distributions in methane gas seeps, and in quantification of targets close to boundaries.
Andone C. Lavery received the B.A. degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., in 1991 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar from 1999 to 2001 with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA, and an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Ocean Acoustics Postdoctoral Fellow from 2001 to 2002, also at WHOI.
"To date all my research has been in relatively shallow coastal waters and it is very exciting to apply some of the broadband acoustic techniques I have developed for these applications to the deep methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. This work would not be possible without the ROV Hercules, and I am looking forward to seeing it action."