I’ve published four novels, two plays, and three books of nonfiction about the ocean. During the past five years, I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to go to sea aboard research vessels from WHOI, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard on oceanographic expeditions to the Iceland, Greenland, Irminger, and Beaufort seas and the western Indian Ocean. I’m going back to the Iceland Sea aboard r/v Knorr in August 2011 and to the Greenland Ice Sheet next summer. My role is to write daily outreach essays to the respective websites. That work is collected on my website Dallasmurphy.com. I’ll be doing the same work for the Polaris Project, my first land-based expedition.
I teach annual writing workshops for young scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, RSMAS at the University of Miami, the Bergen (Norway) Geophysical Institute, and the University of Hamburg.