OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Wright Named to Ocean Studies Board

05/23/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Dawn Wright, a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University, has been appointed to the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies.

The Ocean Studies Board advises the federal government on issues of ocean science, ocean policies and ocean infrastructure needed to understand and protect coastal and marine environments and resources.

Wright does research and analysis in such fields as benthic terrain and habitat characterization, tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, high-resolution bathymetry, underwater videography/photography, and geographic information science. She has served on several other committees of the National Research Council.

Two other OSU scientists, Anne Trehu and Rob Holman, professors of marine geology and geophysics, are also members of the Ocean Studies Board. Both are in OSU’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.