WHAT I DO
I spend half my time teaching biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography on an oceanographic research vessel, and the
other half conducting research on winter climate change at the University of New Hampshire.
As an oceanographer at the Sea Education Association (Woods
Hole, MA), I teach students learn how to safely deploy and recover modern oceanographic sampling instruments, conduct shipboard laboratory research,
analyze oceanographic data, and operate a fully equipped laboratory at sea. As a climate researcher, I analyze climate data to understand historical
changes in winter temperature, snow cover, and snowfall in the northeastern United States..
Photo: Liz and students prepare sensors to collect oceanographic data from a depth of 2500 meters aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans somewhere in the beautiful equatorial Pacific Ocean.