Bruce Corliss, Ph.D.

Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke

Director, Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium

Chair, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System Council





Bruce H. Corliss is Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and director of the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium, which operates the research vessel Cape Hatteras.  Earlier this year, he organized a two-day University National Oceanographic Laboratory System workshop on “Greening the Research Fleet,” which will result in new sustainability recommendations for the operation and design of research vessels and port facilities.  A widely cited expert on paleoceanography, Corliss is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and other publications and has taken part in 17 research cruises. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and currently is Chair of UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System) that advises federal agencies on oceanographic infrastructure.