Steven G. Ackleson selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society

For fundamental contributions to the understanding of phytoplankton optical properties, radiative transfer models and the development and application of autonomous ocean observing systems

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Credit: Steven G. Ackleson

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Steven G. Ackleson on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. This award recognizes Dr. Ackleson for fundamental contributions to the understanding of phytoplankton optical properties, radiative transfer models and the development and application of autonomous ocean observing systems. Dr. Ackleson will be honored during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 16-20, 2020, in San Diego, California.

Colleagues who nominated Dr. Ackleson for this honor noted his research in ocean optics and his leadership roles at the Office of Naval Research and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership that helped define a national strategy for ocean research, observation, and technology development. Additionally, they noted that many of the optical sensors commercially available to the community today are direct results of Steve’s focused efforts.

Dr. Ackleson received his M.S. in 1981 and his PhD. in 1985 from the College of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware. He is an oceanographer with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where he maintains an active research program focused on land-sea interactions and biodiversity in shallow coastal environments using remote sensing and in situ autonomous systems.

The TOS Fellows program recognizes individuals who have attained eminence in oceanography through their outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography or its applications during a substantial period of years. The next nomination deadline is October 31, 2019. To learn more about The Oceanography Society and the TOS Fellows program, visit https://tos.org/tos-fellows.

The Oceanography Society (TOS) was founded in 1988 to advance oceanographic research, technology, and education, and to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education. TOS promotes the broad understanding of oceanography, facilitates consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field, and informs the public about ocean research, innovative technology, and educational opportunities throughout the spectrum of oceanographic inquiry. TOS welcomes members from all nations. Any individual, business, or organization interested in ocean sciences is encouraged to join and to participate in the activities and benefits of the society.

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