Daniel Fornari, Ph.D.

Daniel Fornari, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Dr. Fornari was the first Chief Scientist of Deep Submergence at WHOI. He is a past Director of WHOI’s Deep Ocean Exploration Institute (DOEI), and was a Chair of the Ridge 2000 Program, a NSF-funded national program studying mid-ocean ridges. Dr. Fornari is the author or co-author of over 100 research publications and has participated in over 100 research cruises and as many dives in deep-sea submersibles. His research focuses on volcanic and hydrothermal processes along the global mid-ocean ridge, using a variety of surface and deep-towed sonar systems, submersibles, ROVs, and AUVs.
Dr. Fornari received the 2014 American Geophysical Union's Flinn Award

Dr. Fornari discussed his work in Science for the Public's Working Science program on April 26, 2016. recorded at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. Deep-Sea Volcanoes


Daniel Fornari is a co-author of Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Very Deep Sea (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015). This book won the 2016 PROSE Award for Earth Science. link to book info