Steven F. DiMarco, Ph.D., is a Professor of Oceanography and Ocean Observing Lead at Texas A&M University. His research specializes in the interactions of physical and biogeochemical processes of the coastal and deep ocean; he has been Chief Scientist on 30 oceanography research cruises. Currently, he serves as Member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Ocean Observing Science Committee (OOSC) for the National Science Foundation. He leads a large group of 14 Principal investigators from seven institutions that are investigating the processes that lead to and sustain the hypoxic region of the northern Gulf of Mexico. From 2007-2014, he led the science team that investigated the physical and biological processes of the Sea of Oman (northern Indian Ocean) using a Cabled Array. He is Co-PI and Executive Committee Member of the Gulf Integrated Spill Research Consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. He is on the Editorial Board for Oceanography for Scientific World Journal and Datasets in Geosciences. DiMarco received his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas.