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Nancy R. Grindlay

Professor of Geology and
Associate Director for Research, Center for Marine Science

Department of Geography and Geology

Telephone: 910-962-2352, Fax: 910 962-2410

E-mail: grindlaynATuncw.edu


 

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Teaching Activities | Professional Activities | Research Interests | Publications

 Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island 1991-1993.
Ph.D., Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1991.
B.A., Earth Sciences,
Dartmouth College, 1983.

 

Teaching Activities


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Professional Activities

  • Co-convenor, Penrose Conference " Subduction to Strike-Slip Transitions Along Plate Boundaries", January 18-24, 1999, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
  • Member, InterRidge Southwest Indian Ridge Working Group.
  • Member, UNOLS R/V Marcus Langseth Scientific Oversight Committee, 2005 -2009
  • Panelist, National Underwater Research Program, 2005
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs Sept. 2001-2003
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences/MG&G, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2010
  • Coordinator of Judging Outstanding Student Paper Awards-Tectonophysics section Spring 1999 AGU Meeting.
  • Judge of Oustanding Student Papers - Tectonophysics section Fall 1999, 2000 AGU Meeting.
  • Oceanographic Expeditions:
  • 2010, March-April - Bathmetry, gravity, magnetics, CTD casts, HYBIS, AUV, and TOBI program, Mid-Cayman Spreading Center, RRS James Cook

    2007, March - Bathymetry, multichannel seismic, gravity and coring program, Anegada Passage and Virgin Islands Basin, R/V Vaedderen

    2006, Sept. - Chief Scientist, CTD casts, water sampling, and deep-towed camera (TOWCAM) program offshore northern Puerto Rico, R/V Pelican

    2006, Feb.- March - Bathymetry, gravity, magnetic, multichannel seismic and dredging program, Southwest Indian Ridge, Andrew Bain Fracture Zone, R/V Strahkov

    2005, April - Chief Scientist, CTD casts and water sampling, offshore northern Puerto Rico, R/V Pelican

    2003, Jan. - Bathymetry, gravity, magnetic and dredging program, Southwest Indian Ridge (10-25E), R/V Melville

    2000, May - Chief Scientist, Sidescan sonar and high-resolution seismic profiler investigation offshore western Puerto Rico, R/V Isla Magueyes

    1997, May - Bathymetry, multichannel seismic, gravity and magnetic investigation, Puerto Rico Trench, R/V Hesperides

    1996, June - Chief Scientist, Sidescan, bathymetry, single-channel seismic, gravity and magnetic investigation, Puerto Rico Trench, R/V Ewing

    1996, Feb. - Co-Chief Scientist, Bathymetry, gravity and magnetic investigation, Southwest Indian Ridge (15-35E), R/V Knorr

    1995, Oct. - Bathymetry, magnetic, gravity and single-channel seismic investigation, Southwest Indian Ridge (50-55E), R/V Atalante

    1991, Jan. - Co-Chief Scientist, Bathymetry, gravity and magnetic investigation, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (22-31S), R/V Ewing

    1989, Jan. - Multichannel seismic reflection program, Nauru Basin, western Pacific, R/V Thomas Washington

    1987, Feb. - Bathymetry, magnetic, gravity, dredging and single-channel seismic investigation, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (25-2730'S), R/V Robert Conrad

    1986, Dec. - Bathymetry, magnetic, gravity and single-channel seismic investigation, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (25-2730'S),R/V Robert Conrad

    1985, June - DSRV ALVIN dive program to the Clipperton Transform, East Pacific Rise, R/V Atlantis

    1985, April - Bathymetry, magnetic, gravity and single-channel seismic investigation, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (31-34S), R/V Thomas Washington

    1984, Dec. - Bathymetry, magnetic, gravity and single-channel seismic investigation, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (31-38S) , R/V Thomas Washington

    1984, April - Bathymetry and magnetic investigation, Gorda and Explorer Ridges, NW Pacific, R/V Surveyor


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    Research Interests

    Marine Geology and Geophysics: Morphology, structure and evolution of submarine plate boundaries using high-resolution swathmapping and geophysical tools; seabed classification; slope instability and sediment movement across continental and insular margins.

    For further details check out the Coastal and Marine Geophysics Lab at UNCW's Center for Marine Science. 


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