Marine Operations Committee

MOC, pencil sketch,1982

MOC. A pencil sketch by Dr. Loren R. Haury,1982. Most people think the character in the top left is the geophysicist George Shor, who was Associate Director of SIO at that time, and in charge of ship operations.

Scripps Marine Operations Committee

Scripps is committed to operating safe, capable and efficient oceanographic research vessels. The importance of, and commitment to, research vessel operations at Scripps is reflected in the significant advisory role played by ship users through the SIO Marine Operations Committee (MOC).

The MOC is a standing committee at Scripps that serves as an advisory board for the Scripps Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support (SOMTS) department.

The charge of the Committee is specified in Article X of the Scripps Staff Council By-Laws:

This committee recommends to the Director, SIO, policy concerning all facets of marine operations dealing with ships, platforms, Nimitz Marine Facility, and marine technical groups.  Specific tasks can include, but are not limited to acquisition, utilization, upkeep and disposal of ships and ships’ equipment, ship scheduling, matters related to safety aboard SIO ships and the distribution of UC ship funds.

MOC members are appointed by the SIO Director to serve one-year terms.  The committee meets regularly (on the second Tuesday of each month).

The Committee typically includes about 20 Scripps faculty, researchers, staff and students that are active users of research vessels.  MOC also has one member each from UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz, who represent the interests of those campuses in oceanographic facilities that Scripps operates on behalf of the University of California.

MOC ex officio members include the SIO Associate Director, SOMTS Marine Superintendent, and SOMTS Marine Technical Manager.

At each meeting, the committee is briefed by SOMTS managers on the operating and technical activities aboard each SIO-operated vessel, and considers upcoming operations, scheduling, material modifactions and upgrades to ships, and any other issues that contribute to the ongoing improvement to SIO-operated research vessels.

The guidance and innovation provided by Scripps scientists via MOC has consistently improved the ability of Scripps vessels to support scientific activities.

2016/17 - Director's Charge Letter
Janet Sprintall (Chair), Pat Castillo, Matthew Dzieciuch, Anne Footer, John Hildebrand, Shaun Johnston, Michael Landry, Gabi Laske, Ken Melville, Mark Ohman, John Orcutt, Rob Pinkell, Kathleen Ritzman, David Sandwell, Uwe Send, Ana Sirovic, Jennifer Smith, James Swift, Eric Terrill, Mark Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Lee Ellett, (SIO Shipboard Technical Support), Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz, retired), David Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), Karen Stocks (Geological Data Center), Kevin Walsh (HiSeasNet)

2015/16 - Director's Charge Letter
Gabi Laske (Chair), Doug Bartlett, Pat Castillo, Neal Driscoll, Matthew Dzieciuch, Anne Footer, Paul Jensen, Shaun Johnston, Michael Landry, John Orcutt, Rob Pinkell, Kathleen Ritzman, David Sandwell, Uwe Send, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), Ana Sirovic, Jennifer Smith, Janet Sprintall, James Swift, Eric Terrill?, David Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Worcester, Mark Zumberge?
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: Bill Shull, Liz Brenner, Karen Stocks (Geological Data Center)
Student: Emmanuel Garcia

2014/2015
G. Laske (Chair), L. Aliwuhare, D. Bartlett, P. Castillo, M. Dzieciuch, A. Footer, P. Jensen, T.M.S. Johnston, W. K. Melville, J. Orcutt, R. Pinkel, K. Ritzman, D. Sandwell, U. Send, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), A. Sirovic, J. Sprintall, J. Swift, E. Terrill, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), M. Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: W. Shull, E. Brenner, Karen Stocks

2013/2014
G. Laske (Chair), C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, H. Felbeck, A. Footer, P. Jensen, M. Landry, W. K. Melville, J. Orcutt, R. Pinkel, K. Ritzman, D. Sandwell, U. Send, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. Sprintall, J. Swift, E. Terrill, M. Tryon, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins, P. Worcester, M. Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: R. Van Boxtel/W. Shull, E. Brenner, Karen Stocks (SDSC)
Student: J. Haag

2012/2013 - Committee Report (SIO password required)
G. Laske (Chair), C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, A. Footer, J. Hildebrand, P. Jensen, M. Landry, W. K. Melville, J. Orcutt, R. Pinkel, K. Ritzman, D. Sandwell, U. Send, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. Sprintall, J. Swift, E. Terrill, M. Tryon, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins, P. Worcester, M. Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: R. Van Boxtel/W. Shull, E. Brenner
Student: J. Haag

2011/2012 - Committee Report (SIO password required)
G. Laske (Chair), D. Blackman, C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, J. Gee, K. Hardy, J. Hildebrand, P. Jensen, M. Landry, W. K. Melville, J. Orcutt, R. Pinkel, K. Ritzman, D. Sandwell, U. Send, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), Jerome Smith, E. Terrill, M. Tryon, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins, M. Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Zoltan Kelety (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Student: J. Haag

2010/2011
J. Swift (Chair), J. Babcock, D. Blackman, C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, H. Felbeck, A. Footer, J. Gee, R. Goericke, W. Hodgkiss, P. Jensen, M. Landry, G. Laske, J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. Regier, K. Ritzman, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), Jerome Smith, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins, M. Zumberge
Ex officio: B. Appelgate, Z. Kelety, E. Silver (UCSC), W. Sutherland, D. Valentine (UCSB)
Consultant: R. Van Boxtel/W. Shull, E. Brenner/R. Dufour
Student: R. Menon, O. Sun

2009-2010
J. Swift (Chair)
, J. Babcock, C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, A. Footer, J. Gee, R. Goericke, W. Hodgkiss, P. Jensen, G. Laske, J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. Regier, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. Smith, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins, M. Zumberge
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: R. Van Boxtel/W. Shull, E. Brenner/R. Dufour
Student: L. Roach, R. Todd

2008/09 - Committee Report (SIO password required)
J. Gee (Chair), L. Aluwihare, J. Babcock, C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, H. Felbeck, A. Footer, R. Goericke, W. Hodgkiss, G. Laske, J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. Regier, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. Smith, J. Swift, D. Valentine (UC Santa Barbara), S. Wiggins
Ex officio: Bruce Appelgate (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: D. Bennett, R. Knox
Student: G. Chavez, R. Rykaczewski

2007/08 - Committee Report (SIO password required)
J. Gee (Chair), J. Babcock, C. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, G. D’Spain, G. Deane, M. Dzieciuch, H. Felbeck, R. Goericke, M. Landry, G. Laske, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. Regier, D. Rudnick, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. Smith, J. Swift
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: D. Bennett
Student: G. Chavez, R. Rykaczewski

2006/07:   
D. Checkley (Chair)
, J. Babcock, C. D. Chadwell, S. Constable, G. Deane, M. Dzieciuch, H. Felbeck, J. Gee, R. Goericke, A. Koppers, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. A. Regier, D. Rudnick,  Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J.A. Smith, J. H. Swift
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: D. Bennett
Student: R. Rykaczewski

2005/06:    
D. Checkley  (Chair)
, J. Babcock, C. D. Chadwell, S. Constable, G. Deane, M. Dzieciuch,  H. Felbeck, J. Gee, R. Goericke, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), J. Mackinnon, R. Pinkel, L. A. Regier, D. Rudnick, A. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. A. Smith, J. H. Swift
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: T. Collins
Student: E. Oleson, R. Rykaczewski

2004/05:   
D. Checkley  (Chair)
, L. Aluwihare, J. Babcock, C. D. Chadwell, S. Constable, N. Driscoll, M. Dzieciuch, H. Felbeck, J. Gee, C. Hollinshead, M. Landry, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), R. Pinkel, L. A. Regier, D. Rudnick, A. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. A. Smith, J. Sprintall, J. H. Swift
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant: T. Collins
Student: E. Oleson

2003/04:    
R. Pinkel (Chair)
, L. Aluwihare, J. Babcock, C. D. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, N. Driscoll, M. Dzieciuch, H. Felbeck, J. Gee, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, L. A. Regier, D. Rudnick, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. A. Smith, K. L. Smith, J. Sprintall, J. H. Swift, E. J. Terrill
Ex officio: T. S. Althouse, R. A. Knox, K. Macdonald (UCSB), E. Silver (UCSC), W. C. Sutherland
Consultant: T. Collins
Student: K. Key, K. Phillips

2002/03:   
R. Pinkel (Chair)
, C. D. Chadwell, D. Checkley, S. Constable, N. W. Driscoll, M. Dzieciuch, H. Felbeck, J. Gee, J. M. Gieskes, C. B. Hollinshead, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, S. Mogk, L. A. Regier, D. Rudnick, A. W. Sauter, K. L. Smith, J. Sprintall, J. H. Swift, E. J. Terrill 
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant:  T. Collins, G. G. Shor
Student: K. Key, C. Taylor

2001/02:   
R. Pinkel  (Chair)
, C. D. Chadwell, D. Checkley, C. P. DeMoustier, N.W. Driscoll, H. Felbeck, J. M. Gieskes, C. B. Hollinshead, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, S. Mogk, L. A. Regier, A. W. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), K. L. Smith, F. N. Spiess, J. H. Swift, E. J. Terrill, P. F. Worcester
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant:  T. Collins, G. G. Shor 
Student: K. Key, C. Taylor

2000/01:   
R. Pinkel (Chair)
, C. D. Chadwell, C. P. DeMoustier, E. P. Dever, H. Felbeck, J. M. Gieskes, R. Goericke, C. B. Hollinshead, G. Kent, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, L. A. Regier, A. W. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), K. L. Smith, F. N. Spiess, J. H. Swift, E. J. Terrill, P. F. Worcester
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant:  T. Collins, G. G. Shor  
Student: C. Massell, C. Taylor

1999/00:   
R. Pinkel  (Chair)
, C. D. Chadwell, T. Chereskin, C. R. DeMoustier, H. Felbeck, J. M. Gieskes, R. Goericke, G. Kent, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, L. A. Regier, A. W. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), K. L. Smith J. H. Swift, S. C. Webb, C. D. Winant
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant:  T. Collins, G. G. Shor
Student: C. Massell, C Taylor

1998/99:   
K. L. Smith  (Chair)
, C. D. Chadwell, T. Chereskin, G. L. D’Spain, C. R. DeMoustier, H. Felbeck, J. M. Gieskes, R. Goericke, G. Kent, Ken Macdonald (UCSB), B. G. Mitchell, R. Pinkel, L. A. Regier, A. W. Sauter, Eli Silver (UC Santa Cruz), J. H. Swift, S. C. Webb, C. D. Winant           
Ex officio: Bob Knox (SIO Associate Director), Tom Althouse (SIO Marine Superintendent), Woody Sutherland (SIO Shipboard Technical Support)
Consultant:  T. Collins, G. G. Shor
Student: C. Massell, S. Rumsey

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