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Marinna Martini

Marinna is an ocean engineer.

Since 1986 Marinna 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;  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.

Professional Experience

  • Lead Engineer, Sediment Transport Group, 2000-2020, 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.  D

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1990 (ocean engineering, instrumentation)   

    B.S., United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1986 (marine & systems engineering)

Affiliations and Memberships*

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

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government