National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

Symposium in honor of Prof. Randy Watts

AOML and RSMAS/UM scientists presenting a humorous 'award' to Prof. Watts at the reception after his symposium.

From left to right: Bill Johns, Libby Johns, Randy Watts, and Chris Meinen.

PhOD scientists Libby Johns and Chris Meinen recently attended a one-day symposium at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography in honor of their graduate adviser, Prof. Randy Watts, on Friday April 10, 2015.

Drs. Meinen and Johns gave two of the 15 talks at the symposium; Chris spoke about South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation observations, and Libby spoke about recent shipboard observations of Amazon River water in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The symposium was attended by approximately 40 people, including current and former students and postdocs of Prof. Watts as well as others from the URI community. Also attending and speaking at the workshop was Prof. Bill Johns of the RSMAS/University of Miami, Libby's husband who she met while they were both studying together under Prof. Watts.