Dr. Steven F. DiMarco is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography and Ocean Observing Team Lead in the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group at Texas A&M University. His research specializes in the interactions of physical and biogeochemical processes of the coastal and deep ocean. Currently, he serves as Member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Ocean Observing Science Committee (OOSC). He leads a NOAA-funded large group of 14 Principal investigators from seven institutions that are investigating the processes that lead to and sustain the hypoxic region of the northern Gulf of Mexico. He has led a research group investigating the circulation characteristics of the northwestern Indian Ocean. He was Co-PI and Executive Committee Member of the Gulf Integrated Spill Research Consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.