The Gulf of Maine Regional Ocean Science Initiative
William C. Schwab

Woods Hole Science Center

Dr. Schwab has over 30 years of experience as a research marine geologist/geophysicist with the US Geological Survey (USGS). His research interests have included submarine slope stability and mobility of submarine mass movements, the formative processes of deep-sea fans, exploration of mid-ocean ridge neovolcanic zones, sedimentologic environment of central Pacific seamounts in relation to marine minerals research, and sedimentary processes in coastal and marine environments controlling coastal evolution. He led the development of the USGS Woods Hole Sea-Floor Mapping Group. He currently serves as Center Director, USGS Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA. He is responsible for supervision of research and technical staff, coordination and integration of scientific projects with USGS directives and line management, and serves as USGS spokesperson in matters concerning coastal and marine geology, sea floor mapping technology, and scientific programs.
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