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Position Professor
Institution University of South Florida, College of Marine Science [view]
Expertise Satellite remote sensing, Ocean Policy, Ecosystem dynamics
Groups IOC
GOOS Panels
GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel (GOOS BioEco Panel member)
Responsibilities My current focus is the study of carbon and nutrient cycles in the ocean with particular emphasis on the role of continental margins in the productivity of the global oceans. I head the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) at the University of South Florida which specializes in applications of satellite observation of continental shelves. We do much work in situ to validate satellite ocean color data. Our group is a member in various NASA ocean remote sensing programs. We collect AVHRR, MODIS and SeaWiFS data. We maintain the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series Program in the Cariaco basin in collaboration with Venezuelan scientists at the Fundacion La Salle (EDIMAR) on Margarita Island, the Universidad de Oriente, and Universidad Simon Bolivar. We have been actively involved in research of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using satellite data. Our group also works on harmful algal blooms (HAB) including red tides, and in the assessment and classification of coral reef, wetland, and other coastal environments using traditional oceanographic and remote sensing data. Our group is engaged in hyperspectral studies of ecological and biogeochemical processes in these systems.
Nationality Venezuela
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Tel +1 727-553-3335
Website http://imars.usf.edu , http://www.marine.usf.edu
Address 140 7th Ave. South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
33701 St. Petersburg, Florida

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Created on 16 Feb 1997
Last updated on 25 Oct 2016 by Artur PALACZ