Deborah Kelley

Deborah Kelley

Associate Director for Science


Deborah Kelley is a long-time active contributor to the planning and development of the scientific programs and experiments associated with the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Kelley is a marine geologist studying how submarine volcanoes and rock alteration processes support life in the absence of sunlight. Field areas include the Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the accretionary margin off Vancouver Island, and the Lost City Hydrothermal Field at 30°N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. She is a Professor of Oceanography and leads an active research and instrument development group at the University of Washington.

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