United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Oscar Schofield

Full Professor
Marine and Coastal Sciences
Research Interests
I am a biological oceanographer interested how the physics and chemistry regulates ocean ecosystems, with a primary research focus on the physiology and ecology of phytoplankton. My research is conducted in a range of oceans from the rapidly warming/melting along the West Antarctic Peninsula to sustained studies along the northeast United States. Additionally I am part of the Center of Ocean Observing Leadership (COOL), which is focused on developing new technologies and ocean sensor networks to better document and model the marine system. The COOL group has, and continues, to innovate a range of technologies.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Palmer Station
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Keywords
phytoplankton, gliders, climate change
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation
Involved with SOOS