Roles & Responsibilities

Dr. Morin has supported marine observations and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and at international locations for more than 15 years. He has extensive understanding of remote data collection ranging from ADCP current measurements to HF frequency wave radar and Lidar wind measurements. He has consulted in an advisory capacity with several energy operators and worked with various institutions including Texas A&M University, University of South Carolina, Florida State University, the National Science Foundation, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and Environmental Protection Agency.

Areas of Expertise

Oceanographic project management

Marine chemistry

Metocean sampling design, instrumentation, and methodology

Analysis and synthesis of current profile, current survey, bathymetric, wave, and turbidity data


Professional Background

Marine Ventures International, Inc., Consultant | Current

RPS Ocean Science, Oceanographer | 2012 - 2018

RPS Evans Hamilton, Oceanographer | 2010 - 2012

Coastal Processes and Sediment Dynamics Laboratory, Department Of Geology, University Of South Carolina, Research Associate | 2006 - 2010

Raytheon Polar Services Company, Manager, Antarctica Marine Science Operations | 2003-2006

Raytheon Polar Services Company, Analytical Chemist, Antarctica | 2002-2003


Ph.D. Oceanography, Texas A&M University 2007

B.S. Microbiology/Biochemistry, Clemson University 1990

Key Publications

Morse. John W. and J. P. Morin, 2005. Ammonium interaction with coastal marine sediments: influence of redox conditions on K*, Marine Chemistry 95: 107-112.

Cifuentes, L. A., Richard B. Coffin, Jeff Morin, Thomas Bianchi, and Peter M. Eldridge 1999. Particulate Organic Matter in Gulf of Mexico Estuaries-Implications for Net Heterotrophy. In. T. S. Bianchi, J. R. Pennock and R. R. Twilley [eds.] Biogeochemistry of Gulf of Mexico Estuaries. John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Morin, J. P. and John W. Morse, 1999. Ammonium release in resuspended sediments in the Laguna Madre Estuary. Marine Chemistry 65: 97 - 110.