Karen A. Salamy
Software Engineering Technician
Research and Development Division

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) 
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-0628

Tel:  (831) 775-1820
Fax: (831) 775-1620


Email: 
salamy@mbari.org


Curriculum Vitae

Positions Held
Education, Honors, & Associations
Professional Activities & Expeditions
Research Publications



POSITIONS HELD

Jan. 2001-present  Software Engineering Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA
Feb. 1997-Jan. 2001  Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA
Sept. 1996-Feb. 1997 Environmental Consultant, Applied Marine Sciences, Livermore, CA
Feb. 1996-Feb. 1997 Independent Contractor, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA
Sept. 1993-Dec. 1995 Graduate Student, Marine Science Masters Program, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept. 1994-Sept. 1995 Marine Science Teaching Assistant Coordinator and Representative, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Jan. 1991-July 1993 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Marine Sediments Research Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
June 1992-Aug. 1992 Summer Intern, Ocean Drilling Summer Research Program for Undergraduates, Ocean Drilling Program, University of Hawai'i, Manoa, HI
July 1990-July 1992 Fisheries Field Technician, Fisheries Biology Laboratory, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Natural Resources, St. 
Petersburg, FL
Sept. 1989-Dec. 1990 Undergraduate Research Technician, Fisheries Biology Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


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EDUCATION

1993-1995 University of California, Santa Cruz, M.S. - Marine Science, December 1995
Thesis title:   Influence of early Oligocene climate variations on Southern Ocean surface productivity and deep water chemistry:  ODP Site 744A Kerguelen Plateau
1989-1993 University of South Carolina, Columbia, B.S. - Marine Science, May 1993
GPA - 3.87 (Magna Cum Laude)




SCHOLARSHIPS & HONORS


1990 Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, University of South Carolina.
1993 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of South Carolina.
1991-1993 President's List, University of South Carolina.
1992 Baruch Institute Marine Science Undergraduate of the Year Award, University of South Carolina.
1991-1993 Hicks Academic Scholarship, University of South Carolina.
1990-1993 Kfeirian Reunion Foundation Scholarship, Kfeirian Society.
2002 MBARI Instant Recognition Award for Exceptional Contribution




PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Division, member since 1993.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), member since 2001.



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FIELD EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2001 to present:  Assisted on several research cruises for the Dorado AUV project and the Laser Raman Spectrometer instrumentation (DORISS) / Precision Underwater Positioner (PUP) system in the Monterey Bay.  AUV work involved assistance in vehicle deployment and recovery during testing runs.  DORISS / PUP project work included pre-deployment network and system tests as well as deployment operation reliability tests.
Feb. 1997- Jan. 2001: Chief scientist on 16 ROV Ventana dives and Co-chief scientist on more than 40 ROV dives in the Monterey Bay.   Dive missions involved deployment and recovery of underwater seismometers including MBARI corehole and MOISE experiment instruments, rock sampling with the MBARI ROV horizontal coring-sled, and push-core sediment sampling within and outside of benthic cold seep communities in Monterey Bay.
May 1999:   Technical research assistant on geophysical seismic and mapping cruise aboard the R/V Maurice Ewing (EW9905) to the Gorda Escarpment, part of the Mendocino Fracture Zone, off northern California. Onboard responsibilities included general seismic data collection and record keeping, processing of raw Hydrosweep (swath sonar) data using MB System (4.6a), and the generation of detailed bathymetric maps of the Gorda Escarpment and surveyed areas to the south.
March 1998-April 1998: Co-navigator and horizontal drill-sled technician on Canadian ROV ROPOS dive expedition to the Atlantis II Fracture Zone in the Indian Ocean aboard the British Geological Survey ship the RRS James Clark Ross.  Click to see Cruise Science Report.
November 1997:   Navigator and technical support for sea trials outfitting and operating the Canadian ROV ROPOS with the MBARI horizontal drill-sled in Patricia Bay, British Columbia.




PRESENTATIONS


Salamy, Karen A., Mark R. Chaffey, Jon Erickson, Douglas Au, Thomas C. O'Reilly, and Debra Stakes, Rock Coring Technology on the Juan De Fuca Plate
            with the MBARI ROV Tiburon, OI Americas (Oceanology) Conference, Miami, FL, presented by Karen A. Salamy on April 4, 2001. [PPT]



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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Articles
O'Reilly, Thomas C., Kent Headley, John Graybeal, Kevin J. Gomes, Duane R. Edgington, Karen A. Salamy, Daniel Davis, Andrew Chase, MBARI Technology 
            for Self-Configuring Interoperable Ocean Observatories, Proceedings of Oceans 2006 Conference, Boston, MA, September 2006, submitted.

White, Sheri N., William Kirkwood, Alana Sherman, Mark Brown, Richard Henthorn, Karen Salamy, Edward T. Peltzer, Peter G. Brewer, Development and
            Deployment of a Precision Underwater Positioning System for In Situ Laser Raman Spectroscopy in the Deep Ocean, Deep Sea Research, I 52, 2005,
            p. 2376-2389. [PDF]

White, Sheri N., William Kirkwood, Alana Sherman, Mark Brown, Richard Henthorn, Karen A. Salamy, Edward T. Peltzer, Peter Walz, and Peter G. Brewer,

            Laser Raman Spectroscopic Instrumentation for in situ Geochemical Analyses in the Deep Ocean, Oceans'04 , Kobe, Japan, November, 
            2004. [PDF]

Kirkwood, W. J., S. N. White, M. Brown, R. Henthorn, S. Jensen, K. A. Salamy, E. T. Peltzer, P. G. Brewer, Precision underwater positioning for in situ laser

            Raman spectrographic applications, Proceedings of Oceans 2003 Conference, San Diego, CA, September 2003. [PDF]

Edgington, Duane R., Dirk Walther, Karen A. Salamy, Michael Risi, R. E. Sherlock, and Christof Koch, Automated Event Detection in Underwater Video,

            MTS/IEEE Oceans, San Diego, CA, 2003. [PDF]

Walther, D., Duane Edgington, Karen A. Salamy, Michael Risi, R.E. Sherlock, and Christof Koch, Automated Video Analysis for Oceanographic Research,

            IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), demonstration, Madison, WI, 2003. [PDF]

Trehu, A.M, D.S. Stakes, C.D. Bartlett, J. Chevallier, R.A. Duncan, S.K. Goffredi, S.M. Potter, and K.A. Salamy, Seismic and Seafloor Evidence for Free

            Gas, Gas Hydrates, and Fluid Seeps on the Transform Margin Offshore Cape Medocino, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108, no. B5, 2263,
            p., 2003. [PDF]
   
Salamy, Karen A., Mark R. Chaffey, Jon Erickson, Douglas Au, Thomas C. O'Reilly, and Debra Stakes, Rock Coring Technology on the Juan De Fuca Plate

            with the MBARI ROV Tiburon, OI Americas (Oceanology) Conference, Miami, FL, April 2001.  [PDF]
    
Salamy, K.A., and J.C. Zachos, Latest Eocene-Early Oligocene Climate Change and Southern Ocean Fertility: Inferences from Sediment Accumulation and

            Stable Isotope Data, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 145, no. 1-3, p. 61-77, 1999. [PDF]

Moore, J.C., R.E. Garrison, I.W. Aiello, B.J. Thompson, D.S. Stakes, and K.A. Salamy, Guide for Field Trip No. 1 - Modern and Ancient Fluid Seep Systems

            in the Monterey Bay Region, California:  Surface and Subsurface Observations, In:  Late Cenozoic Fluid Seeps and Tectonics Along the San Gregorio
            Fault Zone in the Monterey Bay Region, California, (R.E. Garrison, I.W. Aiello, and J.C. Moore eds.), American Association of Petroleum Geologists,
            Pacific Section 1999 Annual Convention, Volume and Guidebook, GB-76,  p. 93, 1999.

Stakes, D.S., Daniel Orange, Jennifer B. Paduan, Karen A. Salamy, and Norman Maher, Cold-seeps and authigenic carbonate formation in Monterey Bay,

            California, Marine Geology, v. 159,  no. 1-4, p. 93-109, 1999. [PDF]

Zachos, J.C., T.M. Quinn, and K.A. Salamy, High Resolution (104 yr) Deep-Sea Foraminiferal Stable Isotope Records of the Earliest Oligocene Climate

            Transition, Paleoceanography, v. 11, no. 3, p. 251-266, 1996. [PDF]

Salamy, K.A., Peru Margin Upwelling Frequencies Investigated, JOI/USSAC Newsletter, November, v. 5, no. 3, p. 14, 1992.


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Master's Thesis
Salamy, K.A., Influence of early Oligocene climate variations on Southern Ocean surface productivity and deep water chemistry:  ODP Site 744A Kerguelen Plateau, Masters Thesis,   

            University of California, Santa Cruz, 121p., 1995.



Abstracts & Posters

Sherman, A., R. M. Dunk, S. N. White, W. Kirkwood, E. T. Peltzer, F. Shane, R. Henthorn, K. A. Salamy, P. Walz, P. G. Brewer, (2006), Development of a 2nd  
           Generation Laser Raman Spectrometer for the Deep Ocean, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS44B-04. [abstract] [PPT]

Gomes, Kevin J., Luis Bermudez, and Karen A. Salamy, (2005), Enabling Data Sharing with the Shore Side Data System (SSDS):  Lessons learned and
            Future Development, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN33B-1182. [abstract] [poster PDF]

Kirkwood, W. J., D. W. Caress, H. Thomas, M. Sibenac, R. McEwen, F. Shane, R. Henthorn, A. Hamilton, D. Thompson, K. Salamy, (2004), Development of

            the MBARI Mapping AUV, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS43B-0562. [abstract]

Caress, D. W., W. J. Kirkwood, Thomas, H., M. Sibenac, R. McEwen, F. Shane, R. Henthorn, P. McGill, A. Hamilton, D. Thompson, K. Salamy, (2004), A

            Subbottom Profiler Survey of the Upper Monterey Canyon Using the MBARI Mapping AUV, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract
            OS43B-0563. [abstract]

O’Reilly, T. C., K. L. Headley, M. Risi, D. Davis, D. R. Edgington, K. A. Salamy, M. Chaffey, (2004), Implementation of Distributed Services for a Deep Sea

            Moored Instrument Network, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS-43B-0567. [abstract] [poster PDF]

Edgington, D. R., Dirk Walther, Danelle E. Cline, Rob E. Sherlock, Karen A. Salamy, Alexis Wilson, and Christof Koch. Detecting and tracking animals in

            underwater video using a neuromorphic saliency-based attention system, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)/The Oceanography
            Society Ocean (TOS) Research Conference, 2004. [abstract] [poster PDF]

Edgington, D. R., D. Walther, D. E. Cline, R. Sherlock, K. A. Salamy, A. Wilson, and C. Koch, Detection of Visual Events in Underwater Video Using a

            Neuromorphic Saliency-based Attention System, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H11F-0912, 2003.
            [abstract] [poster PDF]

Kirkwood, W. J., S. N. White, M. O. Brown, S. Jensen, R. Henthorn, K, A. Salamy, P. G. Brewer, and E. T. Peltzer, Development of a precision underwater

            positioner for in situ spectrographic applications, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS32A-0236, 2003.  
            [abstract] [poster PDF]

Davis, D., Tom O'Reilly, Duane R. Edgington, Rich Schramm, and Karen A. Salamy, Using XML Technology for Data and System MetaData for the MBARI

            Ocean Observing System (MOOS), Colour of Ocean Data Conference, The Palais des Congrès, Brussels, Belgium, November, 2002. [poster PDF]

Salamy, K.A. M.R. Chaffey, J. Erickson, D. Au, T.C. O’Reilly, and D.S. Stakes, Adaptation of the MBARI multiple-barrel rock coring system (MCS) to the ROV

            Tiburon, AGU Fall Meeting, 2000. [poster PDF]

Salamy, K.A., J.P. Barry, and D.S. Stakes, Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Cold Seep Benthic Foraminifera in Sediment Cores from Monterey Bay, 

            California, American Geophysical Union Transactions, 2000 Ocean Sciences Spring Meeting, v. 80, no.49 p. OS4, 1999. [abstract]  [poster PDF]

Stakes, D.S., K.A. Salamy, and A.M. Trehu, A High-Resolution Look at the Morphology of the Gorda Escarpment, American Geophysical Union Transactions,

            Fall Meeting, v. 80, no. 46 p. 507, 1999. [abstract]  [poster PDF]

Bartlett, C.D., A.M. Trehu, K.A. Salamy, D.S. Stakes, R.B. Franklin, D.W. Kleibacker, M. Knappenberger, and M.J. Winkler, Origin and Evolution of the Gorda

            Escarpment, American Geophysical Union Transactions, Fall Meeting, v. 80, no. 46 p. 507, 1999. [abstract]

Stakes, D.S., K.A. Salamy, R.W. Kistler, D.E. Champion, and C.A. Rigsby, Isotopic and Lithologic Constraints on the Tectonic History of Monterey Canyon,

            American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section 1999 Annual Convention, p. 43, 1999. [poster PDF]

Salamy, K.A., D.S. Stakes, G. Hatcher, and N. Maher, ROV Ground-truthing of new EM 300 Mapping Data in Monterey Canyon, Monterey Bay California, American

            Geophysical Union Transactions, Fall Meeting, v. 79, no. 45 p. 826, 1998. [abstract]  [poster PDF]

J.P. Montagner, P. Tarits, J.L. Thirot, D. Stakes, B. Romanowicz, J.F. Karczewski, S. Etchemendy, K. Salamy, D. Neuhauser, Preliminary results on the inter-comparison

            of seismic and electromagnetic data from the MOISE experiment, American Geophysical Union Transactions, Fall Meeting, v. 78, no. 46 p. 461, 1997. [abstract]

Zachos, J.C., K.A. Salamy, T.M. Quinn, and L. Diester-Haass, The Late Eocene/Early Oligocene Deep Sea Sediment Record of Continental Glaciation, Ocean

            Productivity, and Deep Water Circulation and Chemistry, American Geophysical Union Transactions, Spring Meeting, p. 187, 1995.

Salamy, K.A., J.C. Zachos, T.M. Quinn, and L. Diester-Haass, High Frequency Variations in Ice-Volume, Calcite Dissolution, and Primary Productivity in the early

            Oligocene as Inferred from Deep Sea Sediment Records, American Geophysical Union Transactions, Fall Meeting, v. 75, p. 393, 1994.

Salamy, K.A., J.C. Zachos, M. Baker, T. Quinn, and L. Diester-Haass, High Resolution Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary, Sites 522

            and 744: Implications for High Frequency Ice-Volume Variations, American Geophysical Union Transactions, Fall Meeting, v. 74, no. 43 p. 367, 1993.


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