U.S. Coast Guard Academy
LT Chris Verlinden graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with high honors with a degree in Marine and Environmental Sciences in 2008 whereupon he was stationed aboard the Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Sea as the Science Officer for two years. Research missions while serving aboard Polar Sea ranged from methane hydrate research to capturing polar bears. In 2010 LT Verlinden transferred to USCGC Sycamore out of Cordova, Alaska where he served as Operations Officer for two years. During this time, LT Verlinden served as task force leader for on scene Coast Guard Assets during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and as project officer for oil spill response exercises in support of Operation Arctic Shield. LT Verlinden completed his graduate work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography earning an M.S. in Oceanography in 2014 with research focusing on passive ocean acoustics. LT Verlinden currently serves as a Marine Science Instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
- M.S. Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2014
- B.S. Marine and Environmental Sciences, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2008
- Geospatial Sciences I
- Research in Geospatial Sciences
- Waves and Tides
- Atmospheric and Marine Sciences