Archives: NANO Friends

Dr. Jesse Ausubel

Dr Ausubel is a director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University, Program Director and Vice-President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and adjunct faculty member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Ausubel ‘s research interests include environmental science and technology and industrial evolution. Dr. Ausubel was instrumental in the […]

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Dr. Stewart Bernard

Dr Bernard is a researcher at the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. Oceanographer, specialising in remote sensing of the ocean, Dr Bernard’s particular interests include multi-scale and -sensor marine observation, ocean colour, bio-optics and harmful algal bloom research. He is active in capacity building in Southern Africa, for example through

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Dr. Charles Biney

Member of several committees, Dr Biney is the Acting Executive Director at the Volta Basin Authority (Burkina Faso). His area of expertise is Water Resources Management, Pollution of inland and coastal waters and Policy development.

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Dr. Murray Brown

Dr Brown grew up in the mangrove swamps of east Florida, and attended Duke University with high hopes of medical school and making lots of money. Forced by an accident to attend summer school, he opened the school catalog to the middle pages (where the staples are), and discovered the Duke Marine Lab (DUML). Fleeing

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Prof. David Checkley

Professor of Oceanography at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), Integrative Oceanography Division. Prof Checkley’s research interests are long-term change in pelagic zooplankton and fish, including climate-biota interactions; role of zooplankton in the marine nitrogen cycle; effects of weather and air-sea interactions on plankton and fishes; ecology of marine zooplankton and fish; the biological pump,

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Dr. Maureen Conte

Dr. Conte is an associate scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, adjunct professor in Brown University’s Department of Geological Sciences and an adjunct scientist at The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Dr. Conte is Principal Investigator of the Oceanic Flux Program (OFP) time-series, a nearly 30-year time-series study of sedimentation patterns

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Prof. John Field

Prof. Field is Emeritus Professor and Deputy Director of the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town, where he studied and obtained his PhD in quantitative marine ecology. Prof. Field is the current Chairman of POGO. He has served as a trustee and scientific adviser to the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, as President of

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Dr. Peter Frenzel

Peter Frenzel is a lecturer for palaeontology and project leader in the Institute of Geosciences, University of Jena, Germany. He works mainly in the fields of palaeoclimatology and environmental micropalaeontology with a focus on brackish water and marginal marine systems. This covers biological and palaeontological, i.e. historical approaches. His main taxonomic groups of research are

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Dr. Juliet Hermes

Dr. Hermes is the manager and oceanographer of the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) Egagasini Node for Marine Offshore Systems in Cape Town, South Africa. She was an instructor at the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography (1st year) and also a recipient of a POGO-SCOR visiting fellowship in 2008.

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Dr. Taka Hirata

Taka Hirata is currently an assistant professor at Faculty of Environmental Earth Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan. He obtained his PhD (in Physics) in 2003 from Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. After obtaining his PhD, he worked as a bio-optical modeller at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the UK as a post-doctoral researcher. After he

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