Dr. Anthony Koppers brings to OOI extensive knowledge in seagoing marine geology, large facility leadership in scientific ocean drilling, expertise in managing several geoinformatics consortia, and administrative knowhow as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He is providing leadership and modern data stewardship for the new OOI Cyberinfratructure Data Center. Koppers research interests include submarine volcanism, mantle geodynamics, and plate tectonics.