Dr. Susan Humphris is a Senior Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, USA. She also taught Oceanography to undergraduates both on shore and at sea for 13 years and worked with grade-school teachers to integrate marine topics into their scientific curricula.
Dr. Susan Humphris studies the nature and distribution of seafloor hot springs and has authored or co-authored more than 70 scientific papers. She has been to sea numerous times on oceanographic research ships, has completed more than 30 dives to the bottom of the ocean in the submersible Alvin, and has used a variety of deep-sea robotic vehicles for her research in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans.
She is also the co-creator of the highly acclaimed Dive and Discover web site that brings oceanographic expeditions in near real-time to students and the general public.