The best way to contact me is to
send email to veirs at u dot washington dot edu
Consider the ominous growth of the human population and our
impact in the world. Now ponder something growing even
faster: our ability to communicate. We live in
a fascinating time full of catastrophic global collapse, or impressive
human behavioral modification, or technological wonders. The rate at which
the World Wide Web is growing evidences the dawning of an era of phenomenal
human connectivity, communication, awareness, education, and collaboration.
These pages represent my efforts to participate in the exchange as I
learn more about the planet --and how we are affecting it-- through
both conventional and adventure science.
Within this context, I juggle myriad spheres:
- Interdisciplinary study of submarine hydrothermal vent systems
- Working for ecological sustainability in Seattle
- Staying in touch with wild Nature through mountaineering,
sailing, climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, staying free...
Since being graduated from Stanford University as an Earth Systems major in 1992, I have
traveled a bit and worked under various guises (see my vita
for details). I am currently a graduate student at the University of
Washington School of Oceanography and have selected the Marine Geology and
Geophysics option in which to concentrate. (I've still got my application and associated resume available for any interested, prospective
In roughly chronological order, here are some writings, proposals, reports,
photo-journals that I have created in studying the oceans:
I live in Seattle, Washington, along with my wife,
Annie Reese, and our
dog, Milagra. I often take to the
hills with Eric Anderson,
Alan Haynie and Elizabeth Gay,
Whether by conventional routes or plain old bush-wacking,
I'm enthused to further explore the Pacific Northwest, and in particular,
the juxtaposition of sea and summits. Here are some trip reports:
my sister Laura, the fabled Treep, and I took the Olympic
in that National Park's mountains and coastlines.
Finally, here's some
pictures of pals -- far, but dear...