Dr. Anthony Knap

Dr. Anthony Knap is the James R. Whatley Endowed Chair in Geosciences, Professor of Oceanography and Director of Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in Oceanography.

He has had extensive experience with both chemical and physical monitoring systems. He founded the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) and was PI of Station S. He was the President and Director of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences for 25 years. GERG has a long history of work in the Gulf of Mexico, including the operation of a number of instrumented buoys (Texas Automated Buoy System – TABS) and other sustained monitoring systems in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the Chairman of the Health of the Ocean Committee for GOOS, co-chaired the Coastal Panel of GOOS resulting in the GOOS Coastal strategic plan and then the implementation Plan.

He recently served on the Scientific Steering Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and on the Executive Committee of the Partnership of Observations of the Global Ocean (POGO). He has served on Commercial company Boards and is presently a Director of Maritime Insurance Solutions, Ltd. He has recently been named to the National Academy of Sciences Gulf of Mexico Research Program Board