Welcome Guest Author Michael Tomlinson

Michael continues to work part time as a Staff Oceanographer for the University of Hawai'i at Mnoa (UHM) Department of Oceanography from his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition to working with the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) and the Hawaii Undersea Military Munitions Assessment (HUMMA) Program, Michael also served as the Project Manager for the Ordnance Reef (HI-06) Follow-Up Investigation conducted on the leeward side of O'ahu, Hawai'i. The purpose of this latter study was to determine the environmental effects of the disposal of conventional military munitions discarded in relatively shallow (<100 m) water following World War II, and the subsequent removal of some of these munitions in 2012 as part of the US Army's Remotely Operated Underwater Munitions Recovery System (ROUMRS) Demonstration.

Prior to joining UHM, Michael worked as an oceanographer and limnologist for three environmental consulting firms, based first in Chicago, Illinois, and then in Gainesville, Florida. During his 22 years as a consultant, Michael worked on 97 projects including the Ekofisk BRAVO Blowout (oil spill) in the North Sea, the effects of crude oil and dispersed crude oil on Arabian corals, an environmental assessment for a submarine fiber optic transmission system on Kwajalein Atoll, a study of the environmental effects of the Endicott Causeway in the Arctic Ocean, a physical oceanographic characterization of the North Aleutian Shelf, and the Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Ecosystems Study.

Michael's detailed profile can be found on LinkedInĀ® at: www.linkedin.com/in/tomlinsonmichael; an abbreviated profile as well as some of Michael's publications and presentations can be found on ResearchGateĀ® at: researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Tomlinson5.

He can be reached via email at mtomlins@hawaii.edu or michael.s.tomlinson@gmail.com or via cell phone voice or text at 928-266-2236.

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