PICES 2010 Annual Meeting Information and Presentations

Keynote Speaker: John (Jack) A. Barth
  • Dr. John (Jack) A. Barth (Oregon State University) Observing change in the Northeast Pacific: Past, present and FUTURE

    Jack Barth is a professor of oceanography in Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. He received a Ph.D in Oceanography in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. Jack’s research seeks to understand the spatially and temporally variable circulation, water mass structure and ecosystem response in coastal waters. He has led a number of research, technology development and ocean observing system projects off Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Jack was an active participant in the GLOBEC Northeast Pacific research program, including serving as Chief Scientist on several interdisciplinary research cruises. His present research includes a focus on the characteristics and formation of low-oxygen zones off Oregon. Jack’s research team uses autonomous underwater gliders to study this region, logging over 38,000 km of measurements over the last several years. He presently serves on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, the PICES MONITOR Committee and is a Project Scientist for the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative.