NOAA Arctic Research Program
Dr. John Calder is the Director of the Arctic Research Office. John received a doctorate in biochemistry, with specialization in marine organic chemistry and marine microbiology, from the University of Texas. He held the position of Asociate Professor of Oceanography at the Florida State University prior to joining NOAA in 1977. He has served in a number of capacities with NOAA, including Program Manager for Bering Sea Studies, Manager of the National Status and Trends Program, and Deputy Director of the Environmental Research Laboratories, before becoming Director of the Arctic Research Office.
Kathleen Crane received her doctorate in oceanograhy at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1977. There she specialized in the geology and geophysics of mid-ocean ridges and transform faults and the hydrothermal venting emanating from the Galapagos Spreading Center. She did post-doctoral work with Robert Ballard at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and in 1979 became a research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. While at Lamont, Dr. Crane expanded her work to include the first deep-ocean side-looking sonar and imaging operations of the Arctic seafloor using ships of many nations, including Sweden, Norway, Germany and Russia. During this time she also worked at the University of Oslo, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris. Between 1993 and 1998 she served as the director of the Arctic Environmental Security Geographic Information System at the Naval Research Laboratory. Prior to Kathy's appointment as a Program Manager in NOAA's Arctic Research Office she was a professor of oceanography, marine geology and geophysics and environmental issues for seventeen years at Hunter College of the City University of New York