Professor, Geography and Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science

David Siegel earned his doctorate at the University of Southern California. His research interests include interdisciplinary oceanography investigating physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical couplings on micro to ocean basin scales and specifically, satellite ocean color remote sensing and optical oceanography, scale interaction in ecological and population systems, the role of radiative exchange in air-sea interactions, and data information systems. His professional service includes serving on the science steering committee for the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, the U.S. Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study, the NASA Strategic Road Mapping Committee for Earth Sciences and Applications, the research activities panel of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and the science panel of the state-federal process that designated no-take marine reserves around the Northern Channel Islands in California. He is the Director of both the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) and SPOT at UCSB (a satellite imagery program derived from Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre – a system of Earth observing satellites owned by a European consortium).

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