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.


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

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

Professional Studies/Experience

ead 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.  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, 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.

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

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