Dr. Deborah Kelley, a marine geologist and professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. She has dove in the submersible Alvin >50 times, reaching depths of 4,000 m and in some of the most extreme environments on Earth – underwater hot springs that emit fluids at >360°C. She has participated on >35 research cruises using the submersible Alvin and an array of tethered robotic and autonomous underwater vehicles. Kelley is passionate about taking students to sea and providing hands-on experience in all aspects of seagoing research.
In Jan 2019, Dr. Kelley lectured on “Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Exotic Deep Sea Life Off Our Coast.” (Updated Oct. 2021)