I am a Senior Physical Oceanographer at Sea-Bird Scientific in Seattle, Washington. My job is to make your oceanographic data better. I am an expert in ocean instrumentation and data analysis, working globally with customers to solve problems and refine sensor performance. As the lead instructor for Sea-Bird University, I directly trains scientists and technicians on observational and processing best practices during an intensive, 4-day course.
As an academic, my research aims to understand the pathways of energy from large to small scales, with a focus on internal waves: where they form, where they go, where they break and what happens when they do. I am exploring these processes using a variety of observational platforms, from in situ moorings to shore-based HF Radar arrays.
In conjunction with my research program, I am an active online science communicator, tweeting as @rejectedbanana and blogging at Deep Sea News, combining humor and popular culture with cold, hard science to cultivate a broader appreciation of science and its benefits.