James H. Swift is a Research Oceanographer at the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  His research interests include World Ocean circulation,
physical oceanography at high latitudes, and oceanographic measurement and interpretation.  He is scientific advisor to the SIO Oceanographic Data
Facility, which is the group carrying out the CTD, rosette, salinity, oxygen, and nutrient measurements on the Chukchi Borderlands expedition.