Director, Geophysical Institute - Robert McCoy

Robert McCoy

Robert McCoy

Director of Geophysical Institute

Geophysical Institute

601C Elvey Building Fairbanks, Alaska 99775


Dr. Robert McCoy is the Director of the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks Alaska. Scientists in the GI study a broad range of geophysical and space phenomena including: earthquakes; tsunamis; volcanoes; tectonics and sedimentation; snow, ice and permafrost; meteorology; space physics and remote sensing. The GI manages several operational facilities including the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the Alaska Earthquake Center, the Alaska Satellite Facility, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, the Poker Flat Research Range and the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration.