Virtual Field Trip: Back to the Surface with Schmidt Ocean Institute & NASA

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February 1, 2017 2:00pm ET

Ivona Cetinić 

Ivona Cetinić is a phytoplankton ecologist, who uses optical tools to shed light on the role that phytoplankton diversity plays in oceanic biogeochemical cycles. She likes submesoscale processes, ocean observing technology (in-situ and remote), pretty silicoflagellates and good olive oil. She got her PhD at University of Southern California, and after a postdoc and research position at University of Maine, she joined Ocean Ecology Lab at NASA GSFC, where she is a USRA scientist and part of the PACE team.





Stephanie Schollaert Uz   

Stephanie Schollaert Uz is an oceanographer who studies the response of ocean biology to physical forcing through remotely sensed satellite data, in situ measurements, model output and statistical reconstructions using proxies. Her research focuses on variability in global ocean color or chlorophyll concentrations, the pigment in microscopic phytoplankton, and the physical mechanisms causing those changes. Dr. Uz coordinates communication for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Project – an ocean color satellite being designed and built at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and planned for launch in 2022. She also works closely with NASA, NOAA and university scientists to translate important, complex climate science concepts into clear, engaging ClimateBits – short narrated visualizations that play on YouTube and Science On a Spheres installed at museums around the world. She has a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland, an MS in Physical Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and a BS in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy.



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