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Space-based Observations of the Rapidly Changing Arctic Ocean

Randy Scharien, PhD, Department of Geography, UVic

Friday, April 3: 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Dr. Randy Scharien is an Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing in the Department of Geography, University of Victoria. His research focuses on the application of satellite remote sensing for studying Arctic sea ice and related marine ecosystem variability and hazards. He has over 15 years’ experience conducting field research associated with sea ice remote sensing in the Canadian and European Arctic, and Antarctica. He regularly works with major governmental agencies on the development of scientific and operational sea ice monitoring tools, and partners with coastal communities in the Western Canadian Arctic to promote the use of modern technologies for safe and informed sea ice use. He is currently serving as a science team member for the Canadian Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission, a satellite mission designed to significantly enhance Canada’s capacity to manage its water resources, and participating in MOSAiC, a year-long, ship-based Arctic climate project that is unprecedented in size.  

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