Marinna Martini

Marinna is an ocean engineer who works with USGS scientists.

Biography

Since 1986 she:  Has worked at ocean sites from 3 m to 3,000 m;  managed innovative projects such as the moving arm lander in the image at right (see http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2011/11/fieldwork2.html);  designed the first mooring to survive a turbidity flow in Monterey Canyon; deployed tripods on Cape Hatteras, NC and Fire Island, NY in winter; is experienced with a variety of sensors which measure ocean currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity, oxygen and more; works with data logger design, programming, construction, testing, packaging and cabling for underwater deployment; processes and analyzes data in MATLAB; manages shipboard deployment operations and field logistics; manages people, and performs Government acquisition.

http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/

HISTORY

  • Lead Engineer, Sediment Transport Group, 2000 to present, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA.  Provide technical consulting services to senior scientists within the USGS nationwide in support of physical oceanographic and sediment transport studies.  Lead a group which manages projects, leads work in the field.  Design, develop and test equipment.  Develop data processing software.  Analyze data.  Supervise and train technicians and interns who work at USGS in Woods Hole and other USGS Centers.
  • Electronics Engineer, 1990   2000, U.S. Geological Survey , Woods Hole, MA.  Conduct field work as part of the Sediment Transport Group.  Design, develop, maintain, calibrate and test equipment as needed.  Develop data processing software.
  • Research Assistant, 1987   1990, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.  Responsible for the design, development, calibration and care of instrumentation, software development, the processing and analysis of hydrographic data, the instruction and preparation of laboratory classes, teaching the use and care of the laboratory's equipment, and safety at sea.
  • Member of Technical Staff, TRW Federal Systems Group, McLean, VA, 1986 1987.  Assist the Navy's Life Cycle Manager for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion Vehicle (LCAC):  Assess viability, cost and monitoring of craft design changes, technical manuals, test equipment and develop programs for reliability, availability and maintainability of the LCAC.  Perform on site inspections at the shipyard.

SERVICE

  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Secretary
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Administrative Committee
  • IEEE Current Measurement Technology Conference Committee
  • USGS Hydroacoustic Working Group

EDUCATION
M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1990 (ocean engineering, instrumentation)   
B.S., United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1986 (marine & systems engineering)

THESIS
Masters Thesis, University of New Hampshire: "A Profiling System Design, Construction and Testing," committee Kenneth Baldwin, Jim Irish, Gerry Needell, Neal Pettigrew. 

LICENSES
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine License, 3rd Assistant Engineer, unlimited horsepower, 1986-2017.
Professional Engineer, Electrical and Electronics

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Publications

Armstrong, Brandy N.; Warner, John C.; List, Jeffrey H.; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Traykovski, Peter A.; Voulgaris, George, 2015. Coastal Change Processes Project data report for oceanographic observations near Fire Island, New York, February through May 2014. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1033, HTML Document [Link]

Armstrong, Brandy N.; Warner, John C.; Voulgaris, George; List, Jeffrey H.; Thieler, Robert; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn; McNinch, Jesse; Book, Jeffrey W.; Haas, Kevin, 2013. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1219, U.S. Geological Survey

Sherwood, Christopher R.; Dickhudt, Patrick J.; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Boss, Emmanuel S., 2012. Profile measurements and data from the 2011 Optics, Acoustics, and Stress In Situ (OASIS) project at the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1178, HTML Document [Link]

Ganju, Neil K.; Dickhudt, Patrick J.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Brennand, Patrick; Derby, R. Kyle; Brooks, Thomas W.; Guntenspergen, Glenn R.; Martini, Marinna A.; Borden, Jonathan; Baldwin, Sandra M., 2012. Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1099, HTML Document[Link]

Martini, M.; Warner, J.C.; List, J.; Armstrong, B.; Montgomery, E.; Marshall, N., "Observations of ocean circulation and sediment transport experiment offshore of Fire Island, NY," Oceans, 2012 , vol., no., pp.1,8, 14-19 Oct. 2012 [Link]

Ganju, Neil K.; Dickhudt, Patrick J.; Thomas, Jennifer A.; Borden, Jonathan ; Sherwood, Christopher R.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Twomey, Erin R.; Martini, Marinna A., 2011. Summary of oceanographic and water–quality measurements in West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 2009–2010. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1113, HTML Document [Link]

Rosenberger, Kurt ; Noble, Marlene A.; Sherwood, Christopher R.; Martini, Marinna M.; Ferreira, Joanne T.; Montgomery, Ellyn, 2011. Palos Verdes Shelf oceanographic study; data report for observations December 2007–April 2008. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1240, v, 27 p.; Figures; Appendices [Link]

Armstrong, Brandy N.; Warner, John C.; Voulgaris, George ; List, Jeffrey H.; Thieler, E. Robert; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T., 2011. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for observations near Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, January-May 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1156, HTML Document; Metlab M-files Downloads; Metadata [Link]

Foote, K., Martini, M., Standard-target Calibration of an Acoustic Backscatter System, MTS/IEEE OCEANS '10 Seattle Conference, Seattle, WA, September 21-23, 2010, Proceedings. [Link]

Martini, M., Foote, K., Measurements of Echo Stability of an Acoustic Backscatter System, MTS/IEEE OCEANS '10 Seattle Conference, Seattle, WA, September 21-23, 2010, Proceedings. [Link]

Montgomery, E., Martini, M., Sherwood, C., USGS Sediment-Transport Investigators Calibrate Tripod-Mounted Underwater Sonars in a Large Tank at the University of New Hampshire, Soundwaves, March 2010

Butman, Bradford; Alexander, P. Soupy; Bothner, Michael H.; Borden, Jonathan; Casso, Michael A.; Gutierrez, Benjamin T.; Hastings, Mary E.; Lightsom, Frances L.; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Rendigs, Richard R.; Strahle, William S., 2009. Long-Term Oceanographic Observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989-2006. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 74, Available online and on DVD-ROM[Link]

Martini, M., Armstrong, B., Warner, J.C., "High resolution near-bed observations in winter near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina," OCEANS 2009, MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges , vol., no., pp.1-10, 26-29 Oct. 2009. [Link]

Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Martini, Marinna A.; Lightsom, Frances L.; Butman, Bradford, 2008. Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2007-1194, Available online [Link]

Martini, M.A., Butman, B., and Mickelson, M. "Evaluation of the long term performance of new Oxygen Sensors in Coastal Waters," Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 24, pp. 1924 1935, 2007. [Link]

Sullivan, Charlene M.; Warner, John C.; Martini, Marinna A.; Voulgaris, George; Work, Paul A.; Haas, Kevin A.; Hanes, Daniel, 2006. South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study, Data Report for Observations, October 2003 - April 2004. Open-File Report 2005-1429, [Link]

Martini, Marinna; Sherwood, Chris; Horwitz, Rachel; Ramsey, Andree; Lightsom, Fran; Lacy, Jessie; Xu, Jingping, 2006. Hydratools Manual Version 1.0, Documentation for a MATLAB?-Based Post-processing Package for the Sontek Hydra. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2005-1026, 49 p. [Link]

Sullivan, Charlene M.; Warner, John C.; Martini, Marinna A.; Lightsom, Frances S.; Voulgaris, George; Work, Paul, 2006. Wave data processing toolbox manual. Open-File Report 2005-1211, 86 p.; CD-ROM[Link]

Martini, M.; Butman, B.; Ware, J.; Frye, D., "Field Tests of Acoustic Telemetry for a Portable Coastal Observatory," OCEANS 2006 , vol., no., pp.1 6, 18 21 Sept. 2006. [Link]

edited by Bothner, Michael H.; Butman, Bradford; contributing authors Alexander, P. Soupy; Blackwood, Dann S.; Borden, Jonathan; Casso, Michael A.; Crusius, John; Goudreau, Joanne; Kalnejais, Linda H.; Lamothe, Paul J.; Martin, William R.; Martini, Marinna A.; Milbert, Sandra M.; Rendigs, Richard R.; Sayles, Frederick L.; Signell, Richard P.; Valentine, Page C.; Warner, John C., 2005. Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. Open-File Report 2005-1250, Unpaginated [Link]

Martini, M., A, USGS Capabilities for Studying Sediment Transport in the Ocean, Proceedings of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9 11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1276, (2005). [Link]

Butman, Bradford; Bothner, Michael H.; Alexander, P. Soupy; Lightsom, Frances L.; Martini, Marianna A.; Gutierrez, Benjamin T.; Strahle, William S., 2004. Long-Term Oceanographic Observations in Western Massachusetts Bay Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: Data Report for 1989-2002. Geological Survey (U.S.) Data Series 74, Available online and on DVD-ROM [Link]

Butman, Bradford; Alexander, P. S.; Harris, C. K.; Traykovski, P. A.; ten Brink, M. B.; Lightsom, F. L.; Martini, M. A., 2003. Oceanographic Observations in the Hudson Shelf Valley, December 1999 - April 2000: Data Report. Open-File Report 2002-217, 1 DVD-ROM : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 4 3/4 in. [Link]

Butman, Bradford; Bothner, Michael H.; Lightsom, Frances L.; Gutierrez, Benjamin T.; Alexander, P. Soupy; Martini, Marinna A.; Strahle, William S., 2002. Long-Term Oceanographic Observations in Western Massachusetts Bay Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: Data Report for 1989-2000. Geological Survey (U.S.) Data Series 74, 1 DVD-ROM [Link]

Ware, J., Frye, D., Hogg, N., Koshi, P., Butman, B., and Martini, M. "Acoustically linked ocean observatories; initial results from three installations [abs.]." Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Supplement 84, no. 4 (2002).

Cote, Jessica M.; Hotchkiss, Frances A.; Martini, Marinna; Denham, Charles R.; revisions by Ramsey, Andree L.; Ruane, Stephen, 2000. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Data Processing System manual [ADCP]. Open-File Report 2000-458, 73 p.; 1 CD-ROM [Link]

Strahle, W.J., Perez, C., and Martini, M.A., "Antifouling leaching technique for optical lenses." Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE OES), Proceedings, OCEANS OSATES '94 Conference, (1994). [Link]

Strahle, W.J., Worrilow, S.E., Fucile, P.D., and Martini, M.A., "New recording package for VACM provides sensor flexibility." Marine Technology Society Journal (MTS), Proceedings, (1994). [Link]

Strahle, W.J., Martini, M.A., and Davis, R.E., "Instrument packages to study long term sediment transport processes in a shallow bay." Marine Technology Society Journal (MTS), Proceedings 2, (1994).[Link]

Martini, Marinna A.; Williams, Albert, 1993. Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensor (BASS): Electronics Check-Out Procedures. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 93-722, 37 p. [Link]

Morrison, A.T.I., Williams, J.A.I., and Martini, M., "Calibration of the BASS acoustic current meter with carrageenan agar." Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE OES), OCEANS '93, Proceedings 3 (1993). [Link]

Martini, Marinna A., and William J. Strahle. "A multi-sensor oceanographic measurement system for coastal environments." Sea Technology 34.9 (1993): 666-671.