Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Ecosystem Processes Division
Oceanography Branch
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Chris Melrose, Research Oceanographer, is the principal investigator for the Oceanography Branch's Ship of Opportunity Program (SOOP). The program includes continuous plankton recorder, temperature, salinity and pCO2 measurements aboard ships of opportunity in cooperation with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, the University of Rhode Island, Stony Brook State University of New York and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Chris previously worked on NOAA's Narragansett Bay survey between 1998 and 2010. His research interests include plankton ecology and marine primary productivity.


  • B.S. Biological Oceanography, Florida Institute of Technology, , 1997.
  • Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 2005

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