Scott Loranger received his B.S. in Marine Biology from Cornell University in 2009. Before joining the CCOM/JHC, he was a technical coordinator for the Alliance for Coastal Technologies and a research assistant for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. As a Ph.D. student in Oceanography, he is interested in acoustical oceanography and underwater acoustics, focusing on acoustic methods for the detection and quantification of weak scatterers in the water column. His thesis is focused on developing acoustic methodologies for the detecting and quantification of oil in the marine environment.