Scott A. Socolofsky as an Associate Professor in the Ocean Engineering Program at Texas A&M University. Scott is studying the fate and transport of oil and natural gas in the marine environment, with applications to subsea accidental oil well blowouts. This cruise focuses on the behavior of natural gas bubbles emitted from natural seeps. Scott has been a professor at Texas A&M since 2003, and has been the chief scientist of the GISR Consortium, funded by the BP/Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, since 2011. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics group.
Scott A. Socolofsky graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1994 with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and 2001.
"I am excited to revisit this seep site on the E/V Nautilus to see how it has changed, what is going on there, and to learn more about gas bubbles in the oceans. This is a great vessel and talented team."