Tuesday 3 July 2012, 11AM (AAD Theatrette)
Dr. Phil McGillivary [PDF Presentation]
US Coast Guard PACAREA & Icebreaker Science Liaison
Integrated Autonomous Systems (Underwater, Surface and Aircraft) for Southern Ocean Research & Monitoring in the proposed Ross Sea Marine Protected Area
Dr. McGillivary coordinates science for the Coast Guard in the Pacific Ocean. His responsibilities include science conducted using Coast Guard aircraft, buoytenders, and especially icebreakers. He will describe integrating operation of autonomous systems via advanced communication and adaptive sampling protocols to improve Southern Ocean studies.
BIO: As Science Liaison for Coast Guard PACAREA, Dr. Phil McGillivary coordinates science issues for the Coast Guard for the Pacific Ocean. His responsibilities include management of science conducted using Coast Guard aircraft, buoytenders, and other assets, as well as high latitude science conducted on icebreakers managed by the Coast Guard. He previously worked in the Office of Secretary of Defense after a post-doc at NOAA in Monterey, California through a joint appointment with the Naval Postgraduate School, and an earlier post-doc at the Marine Science Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara. His doctorate in Ecology from the University of Georgia on biogeochemical fluxes at fronts along the Gulf Stream followed employment at the NOAA oceanographic laboratory in Miami, Florida. His experience includes two years at sea on research vessels and submersibles.