This course features leading experts from across the spectrum of Earth observation and oceanography, whose short profiles are provided below.
A Physicist, Oceanographer and Broadcaster. She is currently a Research Fellow in the department of mechanical engineering at University College London.
Scientist at Météo France. He is an expert in wind and waves and is part of the Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area (SFSPA) group.
Director General and founder of Mercator Ocean, the French center for ocean monitoring and forecasting. He has a Master of Science degree in Oceanography, Meteorology and the Environment, and a Master of Business Administration.
Key Account Manager for Sustainable Management of Fisheries at Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS). She was previously the Project Manager for Vendée Globe 2016 at CLS.
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). At Cefas she leads the marine portfolio for the UK's Earth Observation Centre of Excellence (EOCoE), and is principal investigator on the Marine Earth Observations Applications Platform (MEO-AP).
Satellite Oceanographer at NOC. Coordinator of the UNESCO Bilko and ESA LearnEO! projects, providing on-line lessons in marine & coastal remote sensing.
Director of Earth Sciences at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI). She is one of the pioneers of satellite altimetry, and is a leading expert in climate change and sea level rise. She holds several senior positions in research institutions and on international advisory groups.
Engineer and Satellite Oceanographer at the NOC. His research interests are in the field of remote sensing and satellite oceanography, by means of both active and passive instruments, and in the exploitation of the synergy and integration of data coming from different space-borne instruments with traditional in situ measurements.
Yves is the youngest son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He studied biochemistry and space studies before working for NASA and the European Space Agency as scientific coordinator for biology experiments in space. Passionate for the ocean since childhood, he became a scuba diving instructor and joined the Cousteau Society in 2009 to develop the Cousteau Divers programme.
Head of the Copernicus Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Before joining the European Commission he worked in Italy, the UK and Switzerland in the academic and research environment.
Associate Professor in Physical Oceanography within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include ocean overturning circulation, dynamics of ocean circulation, observationally-based physical oceanography, high-latitude processes (convection, fresh boundary currents) and interactions between physical oceanography and other fields.
Gaspar is the Scientific Coordinator of the CLS Satellite Oceanography Division. He has been active in the development of new algorithms for light-based underwater geolocation of marine animals. He also triggered, and participated to, the research work that recently led to the operational implementation of a new Argos location algorithm based on multiple-model Kalman filtering.
Research Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where she leads a physical oceanography center investigating the condition of a large portion of the world’s coral reefs. Gierach has received both national and international recognition for her work, including NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal. She is from Lake Mary, Florida.
Senior Research fellow at the NOC. She is a member of ESA Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC), UK Space Agency Eath Observation Advisory Committee (EOAC), and ESA GEROS-ISS Science Advisory Group (GEROS-ISS SAG).
Marine Instrumentation Scientist and Data Team Manager at SAHFOS and is responsible for leading the development of new instrumentation and observing systems on the CPR Survey. He is also a member of the SAHFOS Management Team. He is a seagoing Physical Oceanographer specialising in the measurement, characterisation and monitoring of suspended particulate matter in the coastal and open ocean using novel imaging, optics and acoustics systems.
Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative Research Scientist at PML. He has a PhD in Earth Sciences from Oxford University.
Remote Sensing scientist at EUMETSAT. She is the Ocean Colour Team leader.
Oceanographer and Scientific Director of Mercator Ocean and Research Director at Ifremer. He is in charge of the scientific direction of Mercator Ocean and of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.
Marine Earth Observation scientist at PML. His background is in remote sensing, physical oceanography & numerical modelling.
Satellite Systems Operations Manager at EUMETSAT. He is also joint Operations Preparation Integrated Team (OPIT) Manager.
Bio-optical Oceanographer at PML, whose research focuses on understanding the interaction of living and non-living particles with light in the ocean, with the aim of improving the interpretation of ocean colour from space.
Ocean Remote Sensing Scientist and Sentinel-3 Sea Surface Temperature Scientist at EUMETSAT, and Science Team Chair for the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST).
Economist working within the socio-economics group of PML. Her main area of research is combining macroeconomic models with environmental and resource vectors to assess the impacts humans are having on the environment and how resources are being used to sustain changing lifestyles and economic development.
Oceanography Research Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He conducts research on the ocean's role in climate variability. Responsibilities include working for various NASA/JPL projects and being a member of NASA science teams.
Earth Observation Scientist at PML. She has research expertise in applications of Earth observations, particularly in studying the influence of global and regional climate phenomena (El Niño, IOD etc.), on the year-to-year variability of primary producers, and assessing future changes under global warming. She has developed phenology algorithms to quantify plankton seasonal cycle in the global oceans and also in regional ecosystems such as the Red Sea coral reefs.
Director General of EUMETSAT. His professional career has developed at the cross-roads of meteorology, oceanography and Earth observation from space.
Rosmorduc has been involved in altimetry outreach since 1997 for CLS, mainly for the Aviso data center. She developed the altimetry toolbox and its tutorial for ESA and CNES, and participated in user trainings for them.
Senior Scientist and Head of Remote Sensing and Marine Optics at PML. She is also Assistant Director for the Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans.
Remote Sensing Scientist at EUMETSAT. His specialties are in analysis of large geographical data sets, calibration of satellite instrumentation, collaborative research, programming in C and Fortran.
Senior Scientific Officer at PML. He works in bio-optical oceanography and remote sensing and has expertise in ocean colour, satellite validation and algorithm development, optics, phytoplankton photosynthesis and primary production.
Scientist at EUMETSAT. Her responsibilities at EUMETSAT are the user training on climate, ocean, and marine forecasting related products.
Senior Researcher at the Met Office. His research is focused on satellite observations of sea surface temperature and aerosols in support of forecasting applications, climate monitoring and environmental services.
Willis is an Oceanographer and Climate Scientist who studies sea-level rise and ocean warming at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also a member of the science team for Jason 2, an ocean Earth-science mission. His area of expertise is current sea level rise, as well as measuring ocean temperatures.
Course developed for EUMETSAT in support of the Copernicus Programme
Course developed by Imperative Space