Dr. Mark Borrelli is a Coastal Geologist. In 2018 he became the founding Director of the Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory, or CaPE Lab, a joint research effort between the School for the Environment within the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
He has been the Director of the Seafloor Mapping Program at the Center since 2009 where has led over 200 vessel-based acoustic surveys in very shallow, nearshore waters. His research interests include coastal sedimentary processes, in general, and understanding how storms, sea level rise and anthropogenic alterations affect the coast, in particular.
He received a BS from Tufts University, an MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD from the University of Rhode Island.