Oceanol Researchers

Wendell S. Brown
Professor of Marine Science and Technology

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences (DEOS)
School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Contact: wbrown@umassd.edu; 508.910.6395

Research interests: Coastal ocean dynamics in the Gulf of Maine in terms of the response of the Gulf of Maine to winter storm winds and waves; the mechanisms of exchange rates between the coastal ocean and the interior Gulf; winter mixed layer evolution and Maine Intermediate Water formation in Wilkinson and Jordan Basins; estuarine circulation; and data assimilation ocean modeling in which ocean observations are integrated into coastal ocean models.

His previous academic appointment was in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, where he was also director of the Ocean Process Laboratory and chair of the UNH Marine Program Executive Committee. He earned his PhD. in Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Matt Grossi
Research Associate

Research Interests: Physical oceanography, ocean observation, and tropical meteorology. Matt is particularly interested in considering ocean-atmosphere interactions and climate indicies such as ENSO though the lens of global climate change on short and long timescales.

Matt graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physical Oceanography and a minor in Meteorology before earning an M.S. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware. Here at OCEANOL he maintains several CODAR sites throughout southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as the MARACOOS northern regional CODAR sites operator, is responsible for OCEANOL's glider operations, and works on data processing and visualization.

Current Graduate Students

Does our research sound interesting to you? Your photo could be here! We are always seeking enthusiastic scientists to join our research team! Contact Dr. Wendell Brown if you are interested in finding out more information or to inquire about graduate student opportunities in OCEANOL here at SMAST.


Gustavo Mastrorocco Marques (M.S., 2010)

Shawna King (M.S., 2010)


Gustavo Mastrorocco Marques (Graduate Student and Webmaster)

B.S. (2006) Oceanography from the University of Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research Interests: Operational oceanography, numerical modeling and observations of physical process in the coastal ocean, real-time data visualization.

Contact: gmarques@umassd.edu ; (508) 910 6308