About Robert C. Groman

Picture Robert C. Groman | Biology Department | MS#38 | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | Woods Hole, MA 02543-1127 | Résumé | e-mail: rgroman@whoi.edu

I divide my loyalties about 51/49 between home and work, respectively, although both segments probably think the division is more like 70/30 in favor of the other.

I went to Clark University and graduated with a BA degree in Physics in 1969. I then studied for two years at Dartmouth College. I returned to graduate school, part time, and graduated with an MS degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institution in 1981.

I have worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution since 1971. I started out as a computer programmer (Fortran mostly), going to sea on several geological and geophysical cruises collecting and processing underway geophysical measurements. In 1981, I became the systems manager for the Institution's first DEC/VAX system operated by the Institution's central computer group. In 1989 I became the Manager then Director of the Information Systems Center. In 1994, I assumed my current responsibilities as the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Program Services and Data Management Administrator. I am responsible for supporting the scientific investigators' study of Georges Bank and in supporting the data management needs of this project as well as several other projects including the U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific, U.S. GLOBEC Southern Ocean, FleetLink, CMarZ, and others. This involves maintaining and enhancing the JGOFS/GLOBEC data management system and several web sites.

My professional interests include data and information storage and retrieval (databases and data management), operating systems, computer architecture, and general aviation.

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