P. Michael Kosro
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Length of service: 
35 years

My research has focussed on measurement of ocean currents, both at sea and from shore.  I have helped plan and contributed to numerous experiments in coastal physical oceanography, and to some larger scale studies including the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), TOGA COARE (Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment).  I've been privileged to travel to Easter Island, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius, South Africa, Chile, Panama, Wales, for research.  Recently I have been Principal Investigator for the OSU component of NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems), a NOAA-funded umbrella effort to provide real-time information about the ocean to scientists, planners, fishermen, and other ocean users.