Eleanor Myers ’23

Eleanor Myers 2020
Major

Psychology

Project Title

Big Data Oceanography – Ocean Oxygenation

My internship focused on the exploration and charting of data collected from the multi-institutional Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project, which seeks to understand the Southern Ocean’s role in climate change and biogeochemistry. My work focused on charting the trajectories of the automated floats equipped with biogeochemical sensors that SOCCOM uses to measure variables such as temperature, acidity and salinity. This project presented an opportunity to work directly with big data sets, which required that I learn new coding skills. I had little prior coding experience, so I spent significant time learning and sharpening those skills. I benefited greatly from being able to work with a visiting graduate student in the Resplandy Group, Mathieu Poupon. This experience furthered my interest in environmental studies, which I plan to pursue as a certificate.



Internship Year

2020

Project Category

Climate and Environmental Science

Organization(s)

Resplandy Group, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University

Mentor(s)

Laure Resplandy, Assistant Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute