Dr. Tony Knap

Dr. Anthony Knap is the Director of GERG at TAMU, Professor of Oceanography and the holder of the James Whatley Endowed Chair for Geosciences. Prior to coming to Texas, he was responsible for developing the Bermuda Institute for Biological Sciences (BIOS) from a small biological station into a world-renowned center on oceanographic research.

He has published more than 200 papers and book chapters on ocean chemistry and biogeochemistry, oil pollution and other marine pollutants, ocean observations, risk assessment of climate change, and oceans and human health. He has more than 18,500 science citations.

Knap and colleagues started the Risk Prediction Initiative — a partnership between the re-insurance industry and climate scientists as well as the International Center for Ocean and Human Health. He recently served on the National Academy of Science Gulf of Mexico Advisory Board for a three-year term, and is a Member of the International Advisory Board for the Institute of Oceanology of National Academy of Sciences of China, Member of Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology, a member of the Texas One Gulf Leadership Committee for the Restore Act, member of the Advisory Board for the Energy Institute of Texas A&M University and recently has been appointed the Director of the Applied Mass Spectrometry Core of Texas A&M University.

Project Title

  • “Maintenance and Operation of the Texas High Frequency Radar Network ; System Upgrades to the Texas Automated Buoy System ; Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Glider Operations in Support of Tropical Cyclone Intensification Forecasts”


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Supplemental Awards

  • Accelerate Improvements in Hurricane Intensity Forecasting through Underwater Glider Field Campaigns
  • Repairs and Replacements of Marine Observational Assets Damaged during 2020 and 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico