Vicki Ferrini

Vicki Ferrini is a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). Her research focuses on using mapping techniques to understand the processes that shape the seafloor in a variety of environments. She has participated in research expeditions around the world mapping shallow water and deep-sea environments using ships, boats, submersibles and towed platforms. Most of her work is in the field of geoinformatics and is focused on ensuring that high-quality marine geoscience research data are made available to the science community and to the public. She is the Head of the Seabed 2030 Regional Center for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Fields of Interest

Seafloor Mapping, Data Management, Data Integration, Ocean Exploration


B.A. Geology-Biology and Biology, Colby College, 1995

M.S. Marine Environmental Science, SUNY Stony Brook, 1998

Ph.D. Coastal Oceanography, SUNY Stony Brook, 2004

Honors & Awards

2019 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award

Explorers Club 50