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    J. Marc Willis

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    Superintendent, Special Marine Projects
    Office: Weniger 573
    Phone: 541-737-4637
    Email: willis@coas.oregonstate.edu
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    Specialty

    • Research Vessels - Design, Construction and Operations
    • Marine Systems Engineering
    • Field Research Planning, Operations and Logistics
    • Marine Instrumentation

    Research Interests

    Vessel Design and Construction; Marine Systems Engineering; Research Vessel Operations; Over-the-side Handling System Design and Operation; Ropes and Cables; Winch systems; Cable Dynamics; Marine Corrosion; Shipboard Instrumentation Systems 

    Current Research

    Marine Science Technical Advisor to the Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) Project.

    Education

    B.S., Zoology, Colorado State University 1977
    M.S., Oceanography, Oregon State University 1980

    Experience

    1979-1984: Senior Research Assistant, OSU-CEOAS, Laboratory Manager, Nekton Group

    1984-2007: Marine Technician Superintendent, OSU-CEOAS, Marine Technician Group Manager, R/V WECOMA

    2007-2014: Marine Science Technical Director, R/V SIKULIAQ construction project at Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, WI. (On assignment to University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

    2014- present: Marine Science Technical Advisor, Regional Class Research Vessel Construction Project, OSU

     

    Professional Development

    - CTD Profilers, 1984
    - Fundamentals of Contract Management for Ship Construction, Repair and Design, 1986
    - Construction and Dynamics of Oceanographic Wire Ropes and Cables - 1996
    - Measurement of Conductivity and Temperature in the Ocean - 1998
    - Oceanographic Winch, Wire and Cable Technology - 1999
    - Crane and Hoist Lifting, Rigging and Safety - 2004
    - Fundamentals of AutoCAD - 2007
    - Ship Design for Maintainability (DFM) - 2015 

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