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Staff Directory

Division of Ocean Sciences  (GEO/OCE)

Phone: (703) 292-8580 | Fax: (703) 292-9085 | Room: 725 N

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Division Director
Richard W Murray (703) 292-7240 725.11 rwmurray@nsf.gov
Program Specialist (Student Trainee)
Sarah Mesrobian (703) 292-2149 725 N smesrobi@nsf.gov
Program Specialist
Estha J. Montgomery (703) 292-4745 725 N emontgom@nsf.gov
Staff Associate
Roxanne Nikolaus (703) 292-7578 725 N rnikolau@nsf.gov
Program Support Manager
Aliceann W. Phelps (703) 292-7703 725 N aphelps@nsf.gov
Knauss Sea Grant Fellow
Kaitlyn Schroeder (703) 292-4770 725 N kschroed@nsf.gov
Student Trainee (Admin)
Rasheda S. Spratley 725 N rspratle@nsf.gov
Operations Specialist
Karen L. Wiggins-Upson (703) 292-4720 725 N kwiggins@nsf.gov

Ocean Section (OS)
Phone: (703) 292-8582

  • Biological Oceanography Program 
  • Physical Oceanography Program 

Integrative Programs Section (IPS)
Phone: (703) 292-8583

  • Oceanographic Facilities Program 
  • Oceanographic Instrumentation and Technical Service Programs 
  • Oceanographic Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination Program 
  • Ship Operations Program 
  • Ocean Education Programs 
  • Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) 
  • Ocean Drilling Program 
  • Ship Acquisition and Upgrade Program 

Marine Geosciences Section (MGS)
Phone: (703) 292-8581

  • Marine Geology and Geophysics Program 
  • Chemical Oceanography Program 

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