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Ilias Bougoudis Combining numerical models and machine learning to study the evolution of the Salish Sea Spatial domain of the SalishSeaCast model. In particular, I am seeking to use SalishSeaCast outputs to predict how the physics, chemistry and ecology of the Salish Sea will change in the future. To identify potential dominant drivers of key ecosystem […]

Grace Watts I’m looking at circulation and dispersion at depth in the Strait of Georgia with neutrally buoyant expendable drifters.

Cassidy Donaldson I am studying freshwater from small and medium river sources in the Salish Sea using SalishSeaCast, a 3D numerical ocean model. I aim to evaluate the model’s performance for a set of river plumes, then use the model to investigate the influence of riverine freshwater and identify physical regions of salinity and temperature. Characterizing […]

Kate Schuler My research makes use of high-resolution shipboard measurements of climate active gases and their isotopic ratios. I am interested in using these measurements to constrain the sources and biogeochemical cycling of methane in the Arctic and sub-Arctic Pacific, to better understand the ocean’s effect on our atmospheric budget of methane.

Yayla Sezginer For my research, I use Chlorophyll fluorescence measurements to monitor marine primary productivity and phytoplankton physiology.

Simin Kheradmand My research focuses on the estimation of oxygen in the ocean based on Argo float data.

Anran Xu My research applies machine learning to Geophysics problems such as DCIP data classification and GPR data pre-processing.

Simin Kheradmand

Estimation of oxygen in the NE Pacific based on Argo Float data

Christina Eunjin Kong Marine phytoplankton play a pivotal role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and thus in regulating Earth’s carbon cycle. These single-celled photosynthetic organisms convert vast quantities of carbon dioxide into organic biomass, which is sequestered into the deep ocean through the so-called Ocean Biological Carbon Pump (OBCP). My research focuses on understanding the […]

Lauryn Talbot My research investigates the performance of an Oceans and Fisheries Canada numerical ocean model relative to fine scale glider observations in a defined region. Investigating salt and heat budgets, mesoscale variability and Haida eddie events shown by the Coastal Ice Ocean Prediction System for the West Coast of Canada (CIOPS-W) model in comparison to […]

Charles Hayden Amidon My research concerns the measurement of oxygen using a fleet of autonomous ARGO floats. Oxygen optodes are the most prevalent sensor for electronic O2 measurements, and can provide high quality data. These sensors, however, are subject to calibration drift both pre- and post- deployment. My work aims to find better sampling methods with these […]

Rebecca Rust My research focuses on biogeochemical cycling, with an emphasis on understanding the processes controlling methane and nitrous oxide cycles in marine ecosystems.

Becky Brooks I am working on the implementation of rogue wave prediction and forecasting rip current strength into the Wave Watch 3 (WW3) regional model.

Jamie Daniel My research consists of field observations of waves off the west coast of Vancouver Island, with the goal of developing and implementing a prediction system for rip currents into the current regional wave model.

Sacchidanandan Pillai My work focuses on using ship-board hyperspectral optical data to infer phytoplankton community composition and biogeochemical variables (C:Chl, DMS).

Cassidy Donaldson

I study the impact of freshwater from small and medium rivers on the physical, biological, and chemical oceanography of the Salish Sea using a high-resolution 3D numerical model called SalishSeaCast. An enhanced understanding how these rivers influence the region’s dynamics will not only lead to better real-time modelling capabilities, but also facilitate forecasting of climate-induced […]

Becca Beutel I use models to track where in the Pacific Ocean the water that reaches the Salish Sea (the semi-enclosed sea that Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle are situated on the coast of) comes from, and how a changing climate might alter these dynamics. The sources of water to the region have huge implications for the […]

Neil Brubacher My research leverages machine learning techniques to automate the interpretation of satellite and aerial imagery, with operational applications to sea ice mapping and marine mammal surveying. In collaboration with the Arctic Eider Society, a primary focus of my research has been the detection of landfast-ice polynyas in SAR imagery to help support safe on-ice […]

Nazanin Shamshiri I am currently doing my master’s at UVic and a member of the PRODIGY (Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology) based at UBC. My research involves a design study with a focus on Information Visualization systems with partners from Fishery Oceans Canada. I am interested in Human-Computer Interaction and designing digital and tangible […]

Claire Parrott I am a masters student studying glacier-ocean interactions in the Canadian Arctic using both oceanographic observations as well as a high resolution sea ice-ocean model of the Arctic and Northern Hemisphere Atlantic ocean. My work provides understanding on how glacier meltwater is altering ocean structure near marine-terminating glaciers and how glacially-derived freshwater is contributing […]

Camryn Stang Examining biogeochemical transport through branching channels in the Salish Sea using Lagrangian tracking and model manipulation of 3-dimensional numerical model, SalishSeaCast. I’m specifically looking at the transport through Haro Strait, San Juan Channel, and Rosario Strait and trying to determine what controls the exchange through these restricted straits.

Alex Hughes In my research, I use various seafloor datasets including high-resolution bathymetry, seismological data, and shallow subsurface data to investigate active tectonics and the links between earthquakes and surface processes on the seafloor.

Ross McCulloch My research focuses on the creation of new instrumental methods and techniques which allow us to study complex biogeochemical cycling processes with marine environments.

Ben O’Connor No profile information at the moment.

Carmen Holmes-Smith Investigating patterns between extreme run-up and the offshore wave field with the aim of developing a better forecasting system for wave hazards in Tofino, B.C. 

Brandon McNabb My project is examining the dynamics behind marine sulfur cycling using a combination of experimental and modelling techniques.

Nazanin Shamshiri I got my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Amirkabir University of Technology, AKA Tehran Polytechnic. I am currently a MSc student in Computer Science at University of Victoria interested in data science. My thesis will focus on data visualization and design studies in ocean sciences. I am currently working with scientists from […]

Jose Valentí Muelas My research aims to include a microbial loop and microplastics dynamics into the SalishSeaCast, a high-resolution ocean model of the Salish Sea. The first piece of my research focuses on describing microplastics distribution, dynamics and fate within the Salish Sea. To do so, I am using SalishSeaCast output to run Ocean Parcels, a […]

Geena Littel In short, I study the seismotectonics offshore and onshore western British Columbia. My PhD is aimed at better understanding big-picture tectonics of western British Columbia by studying the diverse flavors of seismicity, from slow fault slip and tectonic tremor in the Cascadia subduction zone to microseismicity offshore in the Queen Charlotte Triple Junction […]

Mohamed Ahmed My research is focusing on budgeting the oxygen uptake in the North Pacific using a combination of observations (e.g., Argo floats) and machine learning techniques.

Rebecca Beutel I’m looking at the path of and composition of water entering and leaving the Salish Sea through the Juan de Fuca Strait, by applying Lagrangian particle tracking to three-dimensional physical-biological-chemical ocean circulation models of the region. This knowledge will tell us about the net fluxes of biogeochemical tracers such as dissolved inorganic carbon […]

Wasja Bloch I study ocean dynamics and biogeochemical cycling in the Canadian Arctic using models of trace elements Mn and Pb within a coupled sea-ice ocean model. Building on observations in this region, these models help enhance our understanding of this unique environment and assist the interpretation of future climate-related changes.

Birgit Rogalla I study ocean dynamics and biogeochemical cycling in the Canadian Arctic using models of trace elements Mn and Pb within a coupled sea-ice ocean model. Building on observations in this region, these models help enhance our understanding of this unique environment and assist the interpretation of future climate-related changes.

Andrea Scott My Research Interests include: For more information: Supervised Students

Matías Salibián-Barrera Professor Salibián-Barrera’s research interests are in the areas of robustness, functional data analysis, computational statistics and spatial statistics. He was the winner of the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics (2015) for his contributions to robust statistics and for developing fast computational algorithms for robust procedures. Supervised Students

Charles Perin Charles Perin is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, where he co-leads the Victoria Interactive eXperiences with Information (//X) research group specializing in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization.  He and his students are interested in designing and studying new interactions for visualizations, in understanding how people may make […]

Raymond Ng I have been engaging in analyzing sensor network data for over 10 years. One of the key techniques we have been working on has been outlier detection in data streams or time series. For many monitoring applications, identifying abnormal events is an important analytic task. Some of our studies in outlier detection from large datasets were published over […]

Jody Klymak Physical oceanography: waves, turbulence, fronts, eddies; processes that dissipate energy from the mean ocean circulation and mediate the mixing of momentum, heat, salt, and passive tracers. Our group collects and analyzes seagoing data, and create numerical experiments designed to help us understand small scale ocean flows, and their impacts on large scale flows. […]

Lindsey Heagy I am interested in using Inverse Theory and Machine Learning to build models with geophysical data, with a major emphasis is on the use of electrical and electromagnetic data. Some applications include geologic carbon capture and storage and environmental studies such as locating and classifying unexploded ordnance from electromagnetic data. Supervised Students

Roberta Hamme Understanding what drives the cycles of gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen is essential to understanding our changing planet. I measure a suite of inert and bioactive gases, like argon and oxygen, to investigate oceanic processes. Dissolved inert gases can tell us about how gases move between the atmosphere and the ocean and […]

Leah Cicon I’ve developed a risk prediction system for rogue waves based on output from a routine wave forecast.

Susan Allen I am a physical oceanographer with skills in fluid mechanics including scaling, analytics, laboratory and numerical modeling. My areas of application include coastal oceanography, mesoscale meteorology and biogeochemical-physical interactions in the ocean. My largest scholarly contributions have been to 1) understand flow over and around topography; particularly canyons, and the resulting impacts on […]

Stephanie Waterman My research aims to advance our understanding of ocean mixing:  To do so we are: 1. Pioneering the use of a robotic ocean observing platform (an ‚”ocean glider”) that provides near-continuous, sustained measurements of ocean turbulence and delivers unprecedented views of the ocean mixing environment;  2. Exploiting turbulence parameterizations to infer mixing rates […]

Philippe Tortell My research interests include: Supervised Students

Michael Bostock My research over the past few years has been directed toward two important issues in Solid Earth Science: i) the structure and dynamics of subduction zones; and ii) the formation and evolution of the first continental landmasses. I have addressed these topics using the tools of seismology, and have invested considerable effort in […]