Field of Focus
  • Physical Oceanography
Area of Expertise
Ocean Circulation; Climate and Sea-level Change, Coastal Natural Hazards
  • Ph.D., University of Miami, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
  • B.S., S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.

George A. Maul earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, and was licensed a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer; he received his doctorate in physical oceanography from the University of Miami, where he later served as Adjunct Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography and as a Fellow at CIMAS. George served 9 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and 25 years as a research oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Maul currently is professor of oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology, where for over 20 years was department head of Marine and Environmental Systems. He has been chief scientist on numerous oceanographic cruises, and has published over 100 refereed articles and book chapters on oceanography and meteorology, 12 editorials, numerous technical reports, refereed abstracts, and 7 books. While at NOAA he earned 5 Outstanding Performance Awards and 3 Distinguished Authorship Awards. Prof. Maul’s interests include coastal hazards particularly Atlantic tsunamis, ocean currents and waves, and climate and sea level variability. He is a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Xi, the American Geophysical Union, and the Florida Academy of Sciences.