Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Scott started life in electrical engineering but was advised in 1970 that that field was a dead end (obviously a very shortsighted advisor). He finished his undergraduate degrees in pre-medicine and Limnology. Realizing that Oceanography was much more fun than studying lakes, and medicine was just not his style, he started working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and completed a Ph.D. at Boston University. He is currently a tenured Associate Scientist at WHOI with engineering interests in the development of optical instrumentation. On the science side, he is involved in developing automated image informatics for identification of plankton and benthic organisms to address questions related to changes in biodiversity and community structure in response to physical forcing (currents, mixing, nutrient exchange, climate change, ocean acidification, etc.).
Marine biologist and database administrator. Amber is involved with field work related to observatory deployment, dive operations, and observatory and sensor maintenance. Her particular interests lie in photographic survey of fishes and correlation of macrofaunal behavior to processes detected by observatories such as internal waves. She also has an interest in using live data for education and outreach.