Dr. Mayer’s research areas consist of sonar imaging, remote characterization of the seafloor, and advanced application of 3-D visualization to ocean mapping problems. He has participated in more than 50 cruises and has been chief or co-chief scientist of numerous expeditions including two legs of the Ocean Drilling Program. He has served on, or chaired, many international panels and committees and has publications on a variety of topics in marine geology and geophysics. He served on the President’s Panel for Ocean Exploration and has recently chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee on “National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting.”
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