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Timothy Elfers

I coordinate technical staff, vessels, warehouse, vehicles, and data-gathering equipment for the USGS Pacific Coastal Marine Science Center field activities. I coordinate with technical and scientific staff to plan near- and long-term, multi-faceted field operations and identify, procure, fabricate, install, repair, modify and test all new and existing data collection equipment.

I'm a northern California native, growing up in the small coastal/college town of Arcata, CA in the heart of Humboldt County. I studied oceanography and geology and started my career volunteering for a number of research cruises collecting sediment from the shelf and slope of the Eel River littoral zone. After graduation, I held various scientific support positions and have now been with the USGS for 18 years, starting as a marine technician and machinist before landing in my current role.