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EMMANUEL DEVRED

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Emmanuel Devred is a research scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, in Dartmouth. His research interests include marine optics, development of bio-optical algorithms and satellite remote sensing by combining in situ measurement of bio-optical properties and processing of time series of Ocean Colour satellite data. His research find applications in the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to address issues related to phytoplankton ecology, habitat mapping, fisheries and climate change.

MAYCIRA COSTA

Spectral Lab
University of Victoria

Maycira Costa is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She has a BSc in Biological Oceanography and an MSc and Ph.D. in Remote Sensing. As the director of the remote sensing laboratory at UVic, Maycira coordinates a research program focused on using satellites to measure ocean ecosystem dynamic, specifically, ocean productivity and nearshore habitats. She is currently working on examining changes to juvenile salmon habitats in the ocean using data derived from satellites, UAVs, aerial photo and vessels of opportunity. In addition to her research, Maycira is presently the co-chair of the Canadian Network of Ocean Colour Remote Sensing researchers and has served as a scientific adviser to the Japanese Exploration Agency (JAXA), Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and European Space Agency (ESA) as part of satellite mission programs and validation.

MARIE-HÉLÈNE FORGET

Takuvik Joint International Laboratory
Université Laval and CNRS

Marie-Hélène Forget is the science coordinator at the Takuvik Joint International Laboratory. Her research interests lay in the use of remote sensing of ocean colour and in situ optical measurements to address biological questions related to phytoplankton primary production, biomass and species distribution.

CAREN BINDING

Canada Centre for Inland Waters
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Caren Binding leads a research program in aquatic optics and inland water remote sensing with Environment and Climate Change Canada, located at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario. Her work combines in situ and lab-measured optical properties, radiative transfer modeling, algorithm development/validation, and satellite image processing, to develop remote sensing tools for water quality applications. Satellite imagery is used to monitor the temporal and spatial variability of, for example, lake water clarity or algal blooms, and to further understand the effects of multiple lake, watershed, and climate drivers on lake water quality.

ANDERS KNUDBY

Shallow Water Earth Observation Laboratory
University of Ottawa

Anders Knudby is Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS at the University of Ottawa, where he directs the Shallow Water Earth Observation Laboratory, and is the founder of the consulting firm Liquid Geomatics. Anders has worked with remote sensing for two decades, primarily on development of robust processing algorithms for optical satellite data. His work includes research in cloud detection, benthic habitat mapping, bathymetry, change detection, species distribution modeling, and machine learning.