The Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography at Old Dominion University was established to promote research on the physical oceanography of the
coastal ocean and related oceanographic processes. The coastal ocean is the focus of increasing research for reasons relating to both short-term anthropogenic impacts and long-term global change.
Eileen Hofmann, Professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences at
Old Dominion University, is part of an $11 million
grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
for environmental studies funded by the
petroleum company BP in response to the
Macondo/Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout in 2010.
Professor Eileen E. Hofmann has been elected President of the Ocean Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union.
Section presidents serve 3 successive terms of 2 years duartion in different capacities. Her 2-year term as President-Elect will begin January 1, 2015. She will continue as Section President on January 1, 2017 and serve as Past-President starting January 1, 2019.
Dr. Hofmann has been a member of AGU since 1978. In the past, she served AGU as Ocean Sciences section secretary (1990-1992), member of the AGU Meetings Committee (1994-1998), chair of the Ewing Medical Committee (2006-2008) and member of the Geophysical Research Letters editor search committee (2009-2010). She was designated as Fellow of the AGU in 2013.