Kim Anne Kastens: Professional Activities
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Several dozen one to three day trips on various boats and small ships in Long Island Sound and the New York Bight. Bathymetric profiling, gravity coring, grab sampling, Uniboom seismic profiling, current meter deployments. Varied responsibilities from boat operator to deck hand to navigator (horizontal sextant angles) to Chief Scientist.
R/V Albatross IV. Three weeks biological tows and CTD casts for fisheries research on Georges Bank. CTD operator; deck technician.
R/V Melville. One month Deep Towing on the East Pacific Rise and Tamayo Transform Fault. Deep Tow navigator.
R/V Thomas Washington. Three weeks conventional geophysical surveying (magnetics, gravity, airgun, 3.5kHz) in the Gulf of California. Responsible for 5 day survey of Tamayo Transform Fault.
R/V Melville. One month Deep Towing, heat flow, coring and dredging in the Red Sea. Deep Tow navigator and piston coring technician.
R/V Melville. One month Deep Towing in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep Tow Assistant Watch Leader (thesis cruise).
DSRV Alvin/Lulu. Two weeks submersible diving at the Tamayo Transform Fault. Submersible diver, also responsible for all nighttime surveys (bathymetry and transponder net tie-ins).
N/O Jean Charcot (French). One month SeaBeam surveying, camera tows and dredging in the eastern Mediterranean. SeaBeam cartographer.
R/V Melville. Three weeks Deep Towing, heat flow, coring, dredging, water sampling in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. Deep Tow Watch Leader.
R/V Gyre. Two weeks SeaMARC I surveying on the U.S. East Coast continental margin. SeaMARC Watch Leader.
N/O Bannock (Italian). Two weeks coring and dredging in the eastern Mediterranean. Responsible for surveys, navigation,and ship positioning on station; assisted with core description.
R/V Gyre. One month Deep Towing at the Vema Fracture Zone. Deep Tow watchleader.
C.S.S. Hudson (Canadian). Two weeks SeaMARC I surveying on the Nova Scotia continental margin. SeaMARC Watch Leader.
N/O Bannock (Italian). Two weeks coring and dredging in the Mediterranean. Responsible for surveys, navigation, and ship positioning on station; assisted with core description.
R/V Conrad. One month SeaMARC I and watergun surveying, Mississippi Fan, Gulf of Mexico (DSDP site survey). Co-principal investigator, SeaMARC Watchleader.
R/V Thomas Washington. One month SeaMARC I, SeaBeam, and camera surveying on the East Pacific Rise, Clipperton Fracture Zone and nearby seamounts. SeaMARC Watchleader.
R/V Conrad. Two weeks SeaMARC I and camera surveying, searching for the Titanic on the continental rise off Nova Scotia. SeaMARC watchleader.
R/V Conrad. Two weeks SeaMARC I and SeaBeam surveying on the Ebro and Valencia Fans (western Mediterranean). Co-chief scientist, SeaMARC Watchleader.
R/V Conrad. One month SeaMARC I, SeaBeam and camera surveying in the eastern Mediterranean. Chief Scientist, SeaMARC Watchleader.
C.S.S.Endeavour (Canadian). Three weeks SeaMARC I surveying on the Juan de Fuca Ridge and Endeavour Ridge, northeastern Pacific. Co-principal investigator, SeaMARC watchleader.
N/O Bannock (Italian). Three weeks coring and dredging in the eastern Mediterranean. Responsible for surveys, navigation, and ship positioning on station; assisted with core description.
DSRV Alvin/Atlantis II. Three weeks submersible diving, SeaBeam and camera surveying, on the Clipperton Fracture Zone and East Pacific Rise. Co-principal investigator, submersible diver, responsible for camera surveys.
Joides Resolution. Seven weeks deep sea drilling in the Tyrrhenian Sea (central Mediterranean). Co-chief Scientist.
Liberty Star. Four weeks SeaMARC I surveying and camera tows, U.S. East Coast continental rise. SeaMARC watch leader, responsible for transponder navigation.
Global Positioning System (GPS) geodetic experiment. Three weeks reconnaissance plus 3 weeks observation campaign, south Aegean region, Greece. Project leader.
Global Positioning System (GPS) geodetic experiment. Three weeks reconnaissance plus 2 weeks observation campaign, North Aegean region, Greece. Project leader.
R/V Thomas Washington. One month camera towing, SeaBeam surveying, dredging and rock coring, East Pacific Rise. Co-principal investigator.
R/V Maurice Ewing. Two weeks Hydrosweep and SeaMARC II surveying, Reykjanes Ridge. SeaMARC/Hydrosweep watchleader.
Global Positioning System (GPS) geodetic experiment. Observation campaign in Aegean region, Greece. Project leader.
R/V Maurice Ewing. Surveying with Hydrosweep, L-DEO multi-spectral deep-towed sonar, magnetics, single-channel seismics. Gravity coring and dredging. Vema Fracture Zone. Chief Scientist.
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Ocean Drilling Program
- American Geophysical Union
- Journal reviewer
- Proposal reviewer
- Invited speaker
- Professional Societies
Executive Committee (1993-1995); Director Search Committee: (1991-1992); Storke-Doherty Selection Committee (1993-1996); Promotions & Careers Committee (Co-Chair, 1999-2002; member, 2003-2004); Administrative Committee (1998-2001); LODOS (Laboratory for Ocean Drilling, Observation and Sampling) (2004-present).
Mediterranean Working Group (1984-1986); Site Survey Panel (1989-1995; Chair 1993-1994); COSOD II Working Group on "Brittle and Ductile Deformation of the Lithosphere," (1987).
Special session on "Tectonics of the Mediterranean and circum-Mediterranean," American Geophysical Union Meeting, Co-convener (1989); Special session on "Recent and Active Tectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean," American Geophysical Union Meeting, Co-convener (1994).
Journal of Geophysical Research, Marine Geology, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Marine Geophysical Research, Nature, Tectonics, Tectonophysics.
National Science Foundation (U.S.), NASA, NERC (Great Britain), INFREMER (France), U. S. Geological Survey.
Barnard College, Colgate University, Cornell University, Duke University, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, North Carolina State University, Queens College, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Texas A&M University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Delaware, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina, Yale University; Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (Wormley, England), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia); U.S.Geological Survey, Institute for Geology and Mineral Exploration (Athens, Greece); Columbia University Alumni Society of Greece.
American Geophysical Union, Sigma Xi, American Women in Science, Association of Women Geoscientists.
- Columbia University
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- L-DEO Open House
- Columbia Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
- American Geophysical Union
- National Science Foundation
- National Research Council
- National Academy of Sciences
- Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
- Journal of Geoscience Education
- Invited Speaker
- Professional Societies
- Sea Education Association
- Biosphere II
- Advisory Committee or Project External Advisor
- Voyage of the Mimi, children's educational video series, advisor and featured scientist (1981).
- American Museum of Natural History, Science advisory panel for Hall of Planet Earth exhibit (1995-1999).
- Hudson Valley Children's Museum, Advisory Board (1993-2001).
- Investigating & Questioning our World through Technology instructional materials development project, Northwestern University (2005-present)
Senate Commission on the Status of Women (1992-present; Co-Chair 2002-2005); Multimedia Classroom Committee (1995-present); Provost's Salary Equity Committee (1999-2002).
Planning Committee, Co-Chair Education Working Group (1991-1992); Lead author of LDEO Strategic Plan section on Education & Outreach (2004-2005).
Organizer, Voyage of the Mimi exhibition (1991); Organizer: "Instructional Technology for Earth and Environmental Science Education: A Hands-on Workshop for Pre-college Teachers" (1994, 1995); Organizer: map skills exhibit (1997-2005).
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1995-present); Admissions Committee (1996-present).
Committee on Education and Human Resources (1999-2000).
"Visiting Professorship for Women in Science" recipient (1986-1987); POWRE review panel member (1997); Awards to Facilitate Geoscience Education review panel member (1998); Participant, Workshop on Diversity in the Geosciences (2000); CAREER review panel member (2001); Research on Learning and Education review panel member (2001); Geoscience Advisory Board (member; 2000-2002; vice-chair: 2001-2002); Science of Learning Center Site Visit Team (2005).
Member, NRC panel on Thinking Spatially: The Incorporation of Geographic Information Science Across the K-12 Curriculum (2000-2004).
Invited speaker, workshop on Integrating Education in BioComplexity Research (2002).
Portals to the Future Workshop, Chair, Collections Committee (August 1999); Chair: Collections Standing Subcommittee (2000-2003), Management Council (2002-present).
Manuscript reviewer, Associate Editor (1998-2000).
Sea Education Association;
New York Metropolitan area Oracle User's Group;
Harlem Environmental Access Project;
Columbia University's "Educating Americans for the 21st Century" seminars;
Center for Children and Technology;
Northwestern University School of Education;
National Association of Geology Teachers Northeastern section (Keynote Speaker, 1994)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Member of the Corporation (1997-2001).
Education Advisory Committee (1996-1998)