Dr. Jack Barth (United States of America) is a professor of oceanography in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). He received a Ph.D in Oceanography in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. His research seeks to understand the spatially and temporally variable ocean circulation, water mass structure and ecosystem response in coastal waters. He has led a number of research, technology development, and ocean observing system projects in the Northeast Pacific, including as part of GLOBEC. His present research includes a focus on the characteristics and formation of low-oxygen zones off Oregon. His research team uses autonomous underwater gliders to study this region, logging over 57,000 km of measurements over the last seven years. In 2011, he became the Associate Dean for Research in CEOAS and in 2013 he became a Fellow of the Oceanography Society.