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SCOPE Spotlight

Tara Clemente

Getting to know your Ops team: Our final 2016 Ops team profile spotlights Tara Clemente, our SCOPE Operations Manager. Tara received her M.S. in Biological Oceanography from UH Manoa where she studied the spatial variability in plankton size structure and community composition along biogeochemical gradients in the Pacific Ocean, supervised by Dr. Dave Karl. Since then, she has worked w/ NOAA Fisheries, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), and as a guide in Antarctica giving lectures and leading expeditions. In all, Tara has amassed well over 1000+ days at sea! Currently, she is the HOT-SCOPE operations manager, C-MORE Hale lab manager, and regularly serves as Chief Scientist on cruises. Outside of researching the sea, she enjoys sailing and exploring the world's infinite wonders.