Physical Scientist

Estuarine and Coastal; Marine Ecosystems; Phytoplankton and Primary Production

Current role in the field of ocean sciences: Federal or State Employee

Area(s) of expertise within ocean sciences: My primary research expertise and experience lie on the retrieval of biophysical properties of water from satellite data. I have worked on developing satellite-based algorithms for retrieving concentrations of optically active constituents in water, especially chlorophyll-a. I have also worked on analyzing the effect of sensor noise and atmospheric correction on the accuracy of retrieved biophysical parameters. I’m primarily a remote sensing scientist, applying the technology for coastal ocean science problems.

Interest in becoming a mentor: One of the greatest joys I’ve had from my college days until now is in interacting with and helping students. As the Ocean Sciences Meeting gets progressively bigger and bigger, I see many students appearing overwhelmed and seemingly lost in the crowd, without a clear direction for gaining the maximum benefit from the conference. Such was my experience in my own days as a student. Having someone to talk to and bounce ideas/thoughts off at a conference makes a huge difference. It also often leads to future collaborations. With the application field of remote sensing expanding within the realm of ocean sciences, I’d like to make use of this meeting to interact with a student who might be interested in remote sensing.

Languages spoken, in addition to English: N/A

Highest Degree Earned: Doctorate

Career Stage: Early