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Jason Chaytor

Research Geologist
United States Geological Survey

Jason Chaytor is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. His research interests include sedimentary processes and geochronology of submarine slope failures, deep-sea sedimentary systems, submarine geomorphology, and neotectonics in marine and near-shore environments. 

Jason graduated from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia in 2000 with an honours degree in Geology, completed his Ph.D in Geological Oceanography at Oregon State University in 2006, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution between 2006 and 2009. 

"Looking forward to another successful exploration of the NE Caribbean with the Nautilus team"


Jason 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…