UNCW Satellite Oceanography Lab

As part of our educational mission, we are mentoring a group of UNCW students with an interest in CubeSats and Satellites. Satellite oceanography touches upon a broad range of fields: engineering, data science, marine biology, physics, biogeochemistry, computer programming, etc. If you have an interest in any aspect of satellite research, please contact us, we are always looking for bright and motivated students!

Advisors:
  • Dr. Sara Rivero-Calle -Center for Marine Science
  • Prof. John M. Morrison- Physics and Physical Oceanography & Center for Marine Science
  • Prof. Mark Lammers-Department of Mathematics and Statistics & Data Science Program Director
  • Prof. Ralph Reda- Senior Lecturer of Statistics & Adjunct Professor of Physics
  • Prof. Frederick M. Bingham- Physics and Physical Oceanography & Center for Marine Science

Areas of Interest:
  • Ocean color algorithm development using machine learning
  • Fine scale variability in ocean physics, biology and biogeochemistry
  • Phytoplankton Ecology
  • Ocean optics
  • Salinity
  • Classification algorithms
  • Big data management
  • Visualization Tools
  • Cubesat technology
  • Outreach and citizen science
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Graduate students Joe and Matt with Dr. Rivero-Calle at UNCW's Satellite Oceanography Lab during North Carolina Space Grant visit in November 2018. Joseph is holding a 3D model (to scale!) of the SeaHawk CubeSat.
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First official meeting of the newly-formed student association: the "UNCW CubeSat Lab". Excited about the succesful launch and communications with SeaHawk-1 on December 4th 2018.

 

Current students:

  • Joseph Brown - Master's degree graduate student in Data Science Program
  • Matt Chmelewski- Master's degree graduate student in Data Science Program
  • Colton Daymude- Master's degree graduate student in Data Science Program
  • Derek Markey- Master's degree graduate student in Data Science Program
  • Kevin Olmsted- Master's degree graduate student in Data Science Program
  • Karly Ulfax - prospective Master's degree graduate student in Geoscience Program