Marlene is a graduate student in Physical Oceanography at the University of Washington.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Physics at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C and is now working on meso-scale dynamics of the Adriatic Sea.  She chose to study oceanography, partly because of the travel opportunities associated with the fieldwork, and partly because it's an interesting and relatively new science that concerns the entire world.

As a member of the CTD team aboard the Polar Star, she will learn how to take salinity, temperature and depth measurements and learn how to survive on a boat for five weeks, the longest venture into the field for her.

Marlene is pictured on the left.