Q. What inspired you to choose your path in physical oceanography?
I was an assistant professor in radio astronomy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) when asked if I was interested in being a “Satellite Oceanographer” for a new Federal ocean institute on the west coast—the equivalent of the Bedford Institute on the east coast.
Q. How would you describe your research interests?
My specialty since then has been the use of satellites and other “remote sensing” methods in oceanography. Water colour and chlorophyll fluorescence have long been a central interest, but I’ve also worked on altimetry, imaging...Read more