Dr. Peter Worcester
Dr. Peter Worcester received his B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1968, a M.S. degree in physics from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1969, and the Ph.D. degree in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, in 1977. He was also in the U.S. Navy from 1969–72.
Dr. Worcester has been a Research Oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since receiving his Ph.D. in 1977. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, during 1983 and at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, during 1989. His primary research interests are in acoustical oceanography and underwater acoustics. His work has focused on the application of acoustic remote sensing techniques to study ocean structure and circulation. He has been engaged in the development of the technique of ocean acoustic tomography since its inception, including the development and deployment of the required instrumentation. He has participated in numerous experiments applying the technique to oceanographic and acoustic problems in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans, in the Greenland Sea, and in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Dr. Worcester is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of Tau Beta Pi. He is a member of the AGU and The Oceanography Society.