Deidre Sullivan


Full Name

Deidre Sullivan






Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Monterey, CA

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Professional Bio

I have been at the MATE Center since 1997. I direct the center and conduct workforce research related to ocean and geospatial technologies. Currently I am filling is as department chair for the Marine Science and Technology program at Monterey Peninsula College and I teach courses in seaflooring mapping GIS career awareness and the Earth and marine sciences (as time allows).

Personal Interests

My Research Interests

• Understanding and Predicting Changes in the Ocean Science Technology and Operations Workforce:
• Assessing the Need for a Certification Program for Oceanographic Professionals:
• Developing a Plan for the National Coordination of Geospatial Technology Education:

My Hobbies

I enjoy all water sports and traveled the world as a scuba instructor. I enjoy biking gardening hiking traveling and my pets.

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