Dr Vicki Ferrini is a Research Scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on using mapping techniques to understand the processes that shape the seafloor in a variety of environments.
Over the past 20 years she has participated in more than 20 expeditions mapping shallow water and deep-sea environments using ships, boats, submersibles and towed platforms. For nearly 15 years she has worked on multiple projects focused on ensuring that high-quality marine geoscience research data are made available to the science community and to the public.
Vicki currently serves as the Chair of GEBCO's Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping.
She holds a Master's Degree in Marine Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Coastal Oceanography, both from Stony Brook University, New York, USA.