Chris Linder

  • What I do, where I work

  • I divide my time at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution between field photography, science writing, web design, and physical oceanography research.

    Using still photography, I tell the stories of oceanographers working in the field. In conjunction with the International Polar Year (2007-2009), I will be documenting scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. This project, titled Live from the Poles (http://polardiscovery.whoi.edu), is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

    My scientific background is in coastal oceanography, specifically the dynamics of shelfbreak fronts, the climatic variability of shelf and slope waters, and data visualization techniques. I work on a number of projects studying the Middle Atlantic Bight shelfbreak front, which extends from the Gulf of Maine to the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Current position

    • Research Associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    • Owner at Chris Linder Photography


  • Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder

    Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder

    Case Study

    by Chris Linder Published August 07 2009

    Embark on an expedition to the bottom of an ice-covered ocean– thirty photographs and other media take you on an icebreaking ship through the frozen Arctic world, and give you a first-ever look at mysterious undersea mountains near the North...