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Brian Andrews

Navigator, Science/Data
United States Geological Survey

Brian Andrews is a geographer with the Seafloor Mapping Group at the US Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. His work focuses on the collection, processing, and analysis of high-resolution marine geophysical survey data. This is his sixth research cruise in the Puerto Rico Trench area.

Brian Andrews graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Geography and completed his Master's Degree in Geography at East Carolina University in 1998. In addition, Brian is a former professional mariner and holds Master/Mate licenses from the US Coast Guard for vessels up to 200 tons (Near Coastal) and 1600 tons (oceans).

"Any day at sea is better than any day in the office."


Brian participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions:

Selected Publications


ten Brink, U., Chaytor, J. Flores; C., Wei; Y., Detmer, S., Lucas, L., Andrews, B., and Georgiopoulou, A. (2023). Seafloor Observations Eliminate a Landslide as the Source of the 1918 Puerto Rico Tsunami . Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America…